Costa Rica News – Aquiles, the OIJ’s trained dog, has died at age 9.
This bloodhound participated in over 280 investigations. He was even certified to conduct research throughout all of Latin America.
The special dog was trained in detecting blood and human remains. The Judicial Investigation Agency confirmed that he died on Wednesday morning.
His career started when he found the remains of a Mexican journalist in Bello Horizonte de Escazú.
He is best known for playing a large part in the investigations of the Liberia massacre, where five college students were murdered last year. He was the one who found traces of blood used to convict Gerardo Ríos Mairena to 216 years in prison for the crime.
His work was also vital the year before in discovering a buried body in Purral de Goicoechea. It was buried a meter and a half deep but his sense of smell didn’t fail.