Screenwriting : Cover up confusion by Crystal Wolfer

Cover up confusion

what kind of smell would throw of a cadaver dog? The real perp in my script is trying to cover her tracks but she's terrible at it I want her to make a really bad attempt a throwing of cadaver dogs

Dan MaxXx

maybe another dead body?

Pierre Langenegger

Interview someone from your police station.

Crystal Wolfer

Evidence not bodies

Jody Ellis

Why would a cadaver dog be looking for something besides bodies? Cadaver dogs are specifically trained to find human remains.

Crystal Wolfer

Evidence link

Dawn Johnston

What about lye or bleach? Those damned criminals are always using bleach to clean up crime scenes on CSI.

Bill Costantini

They never get it wrong. My doggie can smell anything dead, and is especially accurate at smelling a dead script up to a mile away and at depths of 20 feet. I bury them in the desert...and he goes out and finds them at night Good boy! Bad script!

Craig D Griffiths

I have consulted with cops on stuff (the this topic). You could use confusion, such as introduction a second rotting corpse (road kill). I have heard that coffee can over power drugs. But remember we have about one centimetre of smell cells, dogs have the equivalent of a half metre.

Jody Ellis

Cadaver dogs, which are specifically trained to find human remains, tend to be accurate about 95 percent of the time. I don't know what you mean by "evidence link". Are the dogs looking for a body or not? Because they wouldn't really be used for anything else IRL.

Dan Guardino

I am little confused. If it isn't supposed to throw the dogs they can try perfume or something because that won't work. If they want something that the dogs would think is human remains then a pigs corpse would probably be the only animal that would confuse the dogs.

Crystal Wolfer

dogs will be tracking evidence

Jody Ellis

Cadaver dogs track for human remains. Specifically. Not "evidence". What you're asking doesn't seem to make sense.

Dan Guardino

Jody is right. They wouldn't use cadaver dogs to track evidence. They are trained for different things.

Crystal Wolfer

What dogs are used for that then?

Jody Ellis

What kind of evidence are they seeking? K9s are used to track people, cadaver dogs bodies, drug dogs drugs, bomb dogs bombs, and there are "cyber" dogs who find devices like hidden laptops, Zip drives, etc.

Crystal Wolfer

Everything from clothes to other items like that

Jody Ellis

For a screenplay you could probably just say "police dogs". Slightly inaccurate but it's your world so you can do what you like.

Crystal Wolfer

I like that thank you Jody

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