INBTI member Erika Cuscaden of NORSAR successfully located a missing 20 year old woman in February 2018. The call was for a missing 20 year old woman with a traumatic brain injury. Erica and K9 partner Hubert started the trail at the woman's abandoned vehicle and tracked to an intersection. After Erika identified K9 Hubert was identifying a loss of direction of travel, she casted the intersection in all directions and K9 Hubert identified the trail had ended. Erica informed the Clackamas County Sheriff Office that the trail had ended there and was more than likely a vehicle pick up based off of the behavior she identified from K9 Hubert. The woman was found shortly after and confirmed that she had indeed got on a bus at that stop.
One of her INBTI instructors, Luke Tessner of the Clare County Sheriffs Department, had this piece of advice that he offered to Erika but is valuable to us all: “I try to teach my students that in today's world of cell phones and public transportation you won't always get a person at the end of the trail. That being said it doesn't mean you didn't get a find. Your dog took you to where the trail ended and the information was relayed to the proper people to help get the actual find.”
Thank you Erika for your continued dedication to training a successful K9 and your continued dedication to your community!
Thank you to INBTI Instructor Luke Tessner for your continued dedication to instructing The Kocher Method which empowers dedicated SAR teams like Erika and K9 Hubert to be successful!
For information pertaining to this search please visit: http://www.kptv.com/.../missing-milwaukie-woman-last-seen...