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K-9 Unit Joins The Search For The Rash Children

Benjamin Rash

Missing Children

7 News Belize | Today completed ten days that 11 year old Benjamin and 9 year old Onelia Rash have been missing – and still there are no clues about their whereabouts. Police have deployed 100 of their personnel on the ground looking for them, but they need all the help they can get. So now, the Police have called in the service of a K-9 expert. Joshua Trapp is a certified K-9 instructor that has worked with local law enforcement officials, including the Belize Defense Force.

Missing Children

Missing Children

Trapp along with two trained canines left for Toledo today to try and sniff out the whereabouts of the missing children.

Jim McFadzean caught up with Trapp before he left for Punta Gorda and he spoke about the advantages of introducing the trained dogs into the search.:…

Jim McFadzean

“No one seems to know where the kids have gone, where they have ended up. They seem to have disappeared into thin air and neither the police, the community at large or the parents know where the kids are. Where do you start with little or no information on the disappearances of these kids?”

Joshua Trapp, K-9 instructor
“Well the first place to start Jim is where exactly they last saw the kids. From there we will inquire little bit and then we will have the dogs tracking dogs to maybe backtrack and get some scent from the kids and from there we go on.”

Jim McFadzean
“What are these dogs are able to do that the humans have not been able to do so far?”

Joshua Trapp, K-9 instructor
“Well, sometimes when you are tracking or looking for someone or something and it’s a lot of you and there is a lot of noise you cannot listen to hear if you hear anyone shouting or stuff like that so the dogs have very good nose that can smell better than us and they could see better than us. So we will try to bring in the dogs and make sure that we cover a little bit more of what the police have covered so far.”

The children were last seen near Cattle Landing just outside Punta Gorda on the afternoon of Monday august 30th. They had been to the market selling fruits. It would have been their last day selling because school was about to begin.



2 Responses to “K-9 Unit Joins The Search For The Rash Children”

  1. hal spry says:

    REWARD 12705 BZ :Here is a link to a reward fund for the Rash children,set up by an anonymous group. Please pass this information on , Maybe this will jog someones memory.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/12750-reward

  2. hal spry says:

    No help from PG Police. Last I heard the Police are looking for a ride to investigate and talk to people. Apparently they have no car. What next? They have no car…they don’t speak the language… and still no arson report. Can they write? Fill out a form? Maybe it’s constipation.

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