Thursday, March 8, 2012

#McCann #SuzannePilley : Cadaver dog indicated he could smell human remains in the boot of the car....

This is cadaver dog Eddie with his handler Martin Grime. Grime along with his cadaver dogs now work for the FBI.

In this footage Eddie examined 10 cars, the ONLY car he indicated to finding what he is trained to search for .....odour of human remains..... was the car hired by the McCanns 25 days after they claim Maddie was abducted. Gerry McCann when questioned on the dogs findings by a journalist claimed they are unreliable ! However the McCanns on fleeing Portugal after being made arguidos followed up on the  Jeanette 'Jean' Zapata case !!!

Zapata Enters Guilty Plea In Connection With Missing Wife's Death

The Eugene Zapata Case

Eugene Zapata’s wife, Jeanette Zapata was last seen on October 11th, 1976. Her body was never found. Police suspected that her husband had murdered her, but without sufficient evidence to arrest him, her disappearance became a cold case. It was reopened due to pressure from Mrs Zapata’s loved ones, and cadaver dogs were used to locate her remains. The link for this article is:

Jeanette “Jean” Zapata sent her two teenage daughters and 6-year-old son to school shortly after 8 a.m. Oct. 11, 1976. They last saw her as she sat at the kitchen table in their East Side home near La Follette High School wearing blue corduroys and a striped top.

The 36-year-old flight instructor – who was divorcing her husband – was never heard from again.

Madison Police Capt. Tom Snyder said Thursday that the husband, Eugene J. Zapata, is their primary and only suspect. He lives in Nevada with his second wife.

According to a search warrant executed by police in August but kept sealed until Thursday morning, dogs trained to detect human remains reacted to two locations connected to Eugene Zapata – a crawl space in the couple’s former home and a storage locker in Sun Prairie.
Two days after Jeanette Zapata’s children saw her for the last time, Ivan Norton, an accountant at Frickleton School of Aeronautics, reported her missing because she hadn’t come to work.

“If she told you to make an appointment at a certain time, she was there ahead of schedule to make sure it all went right,” Norton, 69, said Thursday. “She was very nice and very prompt and that was the whole thing that was concerning us. She was like a time clock.”

Immediately after she disappeared, her purse and other belongings, including her new car, were found at the home, but a .30-06 rifle was missing.

Officers have questioned Eugene Zapata several times over the past 30 years and he sometimes provided contradictory statements.
Zapata told police he argued with his wife over visitation rights to their children a few days before she disappeared. The day she vanished, they met with the La Follette High School principal to discuss their oldest daughter. One time he told police he called the morning of Oct. 11 to cancel the meeting. On another occasion, he said he went to the house at 9 a.m. to pick her up.

Jean Zapata had obtained a court order that restricted his time with the children in the home to two hours on Saturday mornings.

His employment records at the state Department of Transportation indicate he worked from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. the day she disappeared, was off work the following day, Oct. 12, and then came in to work at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

He told police he took Oct. 12 off to care for his children at home, but investigators verified the children were at school.

Zapata did not respond to messages from the State Journal asking for an interview. In a 1987 State Journal article, he said he believed his former wife ran away.

“It may have been just the pressure of it because I filed for custody of the kids,” Zapata said then. “She was a very strong-willed person. If she made up her mind that she wanted to disappear, she could do it.”

Investigators suspected Zapata, but lacking leads they had shelved the case.

It was reactivated a year ago after one of Jean Zapata’s childhood friends called asking about its status, Snyder said.

New detection techniques, including “cadaver dogs” that can find faint odors of human remains, pushed the investigation forward.
According to court documents, dogs twice signaled that they had found the scent of human remains in an unused basement crawl space at the Zapatas’ former home on Indian Trace, and a human hair was excavated. Police will not say whether test results indicate that it belonged to Jean Zapata.
Eugene Zapata sold the house in 1997.

In 2001, he moved to Nevada. He rented a storage facility in Sun Prairie that year and listed its contents as “boxes, mixture of son’s and parent’s stuff.”
On April 13, 2005, police left a message for Eugene Zapata with his wife in Nevada. The next day, the locker’s key was returned to U-Store Mini Storage in Sun Prairie. The empty locker remained locked until Aug. 10 and 11 when police opened it.

Dogs detected the scent of decomposing or decomposed human remains inside and around the locker, the search warrant indicates. That prompted a search of four acres in rural Juneau County owned by Zapata since 1978.

Nothing was found on the land, which was for sale.

Snyder stopped short Thursday of saying he believes Jean Zapata was murdered by her husband and could not predict if an arrest was imminent.

But he did say he believes she met with foul play and her husband is the only suspect.

The McCanns’ lawyers used the Zapata case to indicate an example of how a seemingly innocent man, can be incriminated by the cadaver dog evidence.

The McCanns NEVER mentioned the ZAPATA case again.

Back to the Suzanne Pilley Murder Trial

THE man accused of murdering Suzanne Pilley had scratches that could have been from ­“grappling” with someone, a court heard yesterday.

Consultant pathologist Dr Nathaniel Cary said David Gilroy’s injuries could have been caused by fingernails.

Dr Cary studied photos taken of Gilroy by police in the days after bookkeeper Suzanne, 38, went missing.

The witness thought a “skin tone substance” had been used on one of Gilroy’s injuries.

Yesterday, a police officer told the trial a sniffer dog gave “a full blown ­positive ­indication” that he could smell human remains or blood on the outside of Gilroy’s car.

South Yorkshire PC Simone Thompson’s dog Buster was used in the search for Suzanne.
The animal ­also indicated he could smell human remains in the boot, PC Thompson said.
Another cop told how Gilroy’s ­Vauxhall Vectra looked like it may have been driven in “off-road” conditions.

PC Alastair Bain said he found “vegetative” matter on the underside of the car. PC Bain also said three of the car’s four coil suspension springs were fractured.

The trial earlier heard how Gilroy drove to Lochgilphead in Argyll the day after Suzanne was last seen. Asked by prosecution QC Alex Prentice if he would have made that journey with the car in such a condition, PC Bain replied: “No.”

Gilroy, 49, of Silverknowes, Edinburgh, denies murdering ex-lover Suzanne on May 4, 2010. He denies trying to defeat the ends of justice by applying make-up to disguise the extent of his injuries.

The trial at the High Court in Edinburgh before Lord Bracadale continues.

Cadaver dog's' indicated 'in the McCann case. 

In the apartment behind the sofa , the parents wardrobe where it is thought the cadaver of Maddie was hidden by the parents. The mother's clothing, a small T- shirt belonging to Maddie, the trunk of the car hired 25 days after Maddie disappeared , the key fob , a piece of material found in another apartment they had later moved to And last but not least Madeleines soft toy Cuddle cat. Maddies body has never been found and her parents deny any wrong doing.

The same cadaver dog and handler used in the McCann case also used in the murder case of Attracta Harron.

ALSO the very same cadaver dog and handler in the American Theresa Parker murder