Local cadaver search dog to assist with locating bodies in hurricane flooding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A local cadaver search dog is headed to Houston.

Boss, a 4-year-old German shepherd, is going to work with FEMA and a drone operator to locate bodies in submerged vehicles.

The dog’s owner said it will be a sad and challenging mission.

“The only solace is it is going to give closure to families who don’t know where their loved ones are,” Debbie Lange said.

The German shepherd is specially trained to bark and stand up when he picks up the odors from a decomposing body.

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