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Current Events 6/17-A firefighter goes missing in a creekbed where he lost his dog. His friend searches and cannot locate him. This doesn't sound good.www.pasadenastarnews.com... 6/17-It's still too early to say if this case fits the profile, but there are elements that are suspicious. If someone lags behind you on a trail, NEVER let them hike alone.touch.latimes.com.../-1/article/p2p-80530620/
originally posted by: roadgravel
If one wants to go the down the murder path, there were two days for it to be done. He could have been killed anywhere, not just at the stated campsite.
The foot prints and dog tracks at the creek tend to give validity to the story given though. I would think the foot prints would have to be linked exactly to the him to be sure.
originally posted by: JackofBlades
originally posted by: spookysully
On top of that, these animals are exemplary in their job and they really do live for the hunt. To imply that dogs are useless in this type of situation is ridiculous.
Precisely why there is no reason for the dogs to not track. As spooky says, dogs (in whatever field) live for what they do. Even if you've never seen a sniffer dog in action directly, you can find vids on YouTube of drug dogs, bomb dogs, etc etc all at work, and you can see how happy they are doing it. To them it's a huge game that usually results in treats, praise and affection. While the people are downhearted to find signs of a dead body, the dog is excited because he's done his job and will be rewarded.
a reply to: evc1shop
I assumed that initially too. I mean, running barefoot through such wild country you're bound to leave skin, blood and sweat directly on the environment. Whereas with shoes you're leaving a sort of "second-hand" smell I guess. There is no reason the dogs couldn't track him.
As for his friend killing him, again I'd have to say no. If he killed him at camp, dogs would have been all over that mess. If he'd been killed elsewhere we have to consider how far he could carry a corpse, probably while being hounded by the dog, in such rough terrain. And, if I imagine right, there's no way he could have killed him out of range of cadaver dogs.
The fact his dog has been seen well is worrying. There's no reason the dog would have left his master unless he was scared away from him, lost his master or he was deceased.
I'm hoping so much they find him alive and a little worse for wear. Mainly because it'll teach him not to go racing off barefoot in the middle of the woods!
But I'm honestly already expecting bad news. My thoughts are with his family.
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: evc1shop
Accusations are being made here about a person no one
here knows the first thing about. I don't object to this at
all but his friend is also a firefighter and I'm sure the authorities
are smart enough to put this guy under microscope. If he is
suspect for any reason at all, I'm sure they will be all over it.
But on the other hand I love ATS just for this reason alone.
Carry on you syber super sleuths.