I read and cannot recall where, in a case recently, could have been here, could have been elsewhere, and it was a remark and unsure if true or verified, that the cadaver dog is a tool but results are not admissible in court? I wonder if anyone knows if there is truth to that? Meaning they can use them to help find scent or the body but it is not admissible, kind of like a polygraph, it can be used but is not admissible? Again, not sure if true. I also agree, the studies and how effective are all over the place. It is interesting to read different articles and how conditions and such also can affect the dog's search, as well as how good the handler is. I know I read recently like in a landfill, they are not particularly effective just because of the sheer amount of scent in a landfill. Jmo.