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Investigators deploy cadaver dogs in Luke Joly-Durocher search

A recent search has uncovered “areas of interest” in the Luke Joly-Durocher case and private investigators are already working to further develop these leads through forensic examination.

Brett Robinson is the lead for Please Bring Me Home in examining the disappearance of Temiscaming, Que., native Luke Joly-Durocher from North Bay in 2011 and feels strongly the case is one tip away from breaking.

“This is a very solvable case,” says Robinson, who works on a volunteer basis for the organization, is a licensed private investigator and holds a Master’s degree in Profiling and Behaviour Analysis. “This case can be solved. I’ve worked unsolvable cases before with almost zero evidence and this is the exact opposite. It’s more sorting through everything that people have told us.”

Based in Owen Sound, Please Bring Me Home is a not-for-profit entity bolstered by volunteers who donate their knowledge, time, experience and equipment. The organization has access to search and rescue experts, forensic anthropologists, law enforcement veterans, private investigators, underwater ROV experts, ground-penetrating radar experts, criminologists, and human detection dogs.

Robinson says a search using cadaver dogs can lead to the location of human remains in rough terrain, underwater — even years after the fact — and are a useful tool in augmenting the scope and reach of any missing person or cold case investigation.


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