K9 Search & Rescue of Orange City - Missing Pet Services


K9SAROC was established in 2002 to assist Law Enforcement in finding lost/missing persons.  Since inception, the team has assisted in many areas of the country.  Each member is a NASAR certified SARTECH II trained in CPR, Crime Scene Preservation, Haz Mat Awareness, Blood Borne Pathogens and First Responders.  All K9's are certified thru National Association for Search and Rescue.

August 22, 2010
Brandon Haught
Public Information Office


The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of human remains Sunday night at Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fatio Road, near DeLand. The remains were found by citizens walking in the park who then called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:18 p.m. The Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office will remove the remains and the area will be secured overnight. Investigators will return in the morning to search the area for any evidence.


Update: 08/24/10 - 11 a.m.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office divers are back out at Lake Beresford this morning, continuing to search for additional human remains after a partially-decomposed leg was found at an adjacent park Sunday night. The Sheriff’s Office mounted an extensive search of the site on Monday, using divers, investigators, crime scene technicians, an air boat and cadaver dogs brought in by a volunteer search and rescue organization. Thus far, the search hasn’t turned up any additional remains or anything of evidentiary value that would aid in the identification of the remains. 

The Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office will arrange for a forensic analysis of the leg in an effort to determine whether it came from a male or female. More information will be released as developments dictate.

Update: 08/24/10 - 4 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing this afternoon.  

Given that the remains were not completely decomposed and their location was within approximately three miles of where Jacqueline Delrey went missing, investigators are looking into the possibility that the remains may be Jacqueline. In furtherance of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office will be seeking to confirm or rule out the possibility through a DNA comparison. To do this, we will be using the DNA from the leg and comparing it to the DNA of one of Jacqueline’s relatives in order to make that determination. 

Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office has requested the assistance of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in locating and trapping an approximately 9-foot alligator that was seen nesting in Lake Beresford, in close proximity to where the leg was found. 

Update: 08/27/10 - 1 p.m.

A renewed effort on Friday by a volunteer search and rescue organization to go back over densely wooded areas of the search site with cadaver dogs has resulted in the recovery of additional human remains. At this point, most of the entire bodily remains have been located and will be turned over to the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The remains have not been positively identified and are pending additional examination. Thus far, nothing of evidentiary value has been located near the remains to help in the identification or explain how the victim died. More information will be released as developments dictate.

Update: 08/31/10 - 1 p.m.

The victim has been positively identified as 42-year-old Jacqueline Delrey. The Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identification late Tuesday afternoon through Delrey’s dental records. Due to the decomposition of the remains, the cause of death was not immediately able to be determined. The investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Case Unit is ongoing, and additional forensic analysis of the remains will be conducted in an effort to determine the cause of Delrey’s death.



2nd body found in search for Goldie Robinson
Cadaver dogs 'hit' on a spot near where the body of Arthur Sheldon, 67, was discovered

September 03, 2010|By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel

Relatives of Goldie Robinson, 78, are waiting in anguish for police to tell them whether a second body unearthed in her neighborhood is the missing great-grandmother from South Daytona.

"We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst," said Stacia Manuel, 33, Robinson's granddaughter.

The first body was found Aug. 25 in woods at Daytona Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park, and Robinson's relatives feared it was hers. But police said Arthur Sheldon, 67, of Port Orange was the person hidden by underbrush and palmettos.

Friday, three dogs trained to sniff out cadavers led investigators to a spot about 25 feet from where Sheldon's body lay, South Daytona police Chief Bill Hall said.

"At that point, we brought in a shovel and started to dig," Hall said.

The second body was dug up about 3 p.m. It was buried rather than just covered like the first body, investigators said. They didn't search for the second body immediately to give the scent from Sheldon's body time to dissipate, making it easier for the dogs, said Lt. Ron Wright, a police spokesman.

"We would not have been able to find this body had it not been for the cadaver dog," Wright said.




2nd body unearthed in caretaker's yard

ID will wait until after holiday

By LYDA LONGA, Staff Writer

  September 4, 2010 12:00


SOUTH DAYTONA -- A second body was found in the side yard of a woman who claims she's a nurse, but who police say is a person of interest in the death of a man and the disappearance of a woman.

Investigators aren't sure whether the decomposed body unearthed Friday just feet from the front door of Kimberly Dawn Smith's mobile home in South Daytona is the missing Goldie Robinson.

The body was found after cadaver dogs brought in from Orange City indicated there was something beneath the dirt, police said Friday.



Family and friends continue to pray as officials struggle to recover Greene County student from Neuse River

April 12, 2011 12:00 AM


Wesley Brown

Staff Writer

A group of rescuers and a 10-year-old Greene County boy leaned over the rail of Hardy Bridge Monday morning in eager anticipation that searchers scanning the Neuse Riverwould find something, anything.

That’s the last place he saw his friend Henry Javregui — a fellow 10-year-old student at West Greene Central Elementary School — during a fishing trip he made to Lenoir County nearly 24 hours earlier with Javregui’s father and 7-year-old brother.

The boy could still see and hear the sights and sounds of when the afternoon of fun in the sun quickly turned traumatic Sunday around 1 p.m.

While the four cast their lines from a sandbar on the banks of the Neuse, Javregui lost his footing and slipped into the water — slightly elevated because of recent rains, said Maj. Chris Hill, chief of administrations at the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.

The father, Edwarda Hernadez Castilla, of Snow Hill, jumped in to save his child, but the current — steadily moving west to east at 5 mph — pulled the boy under.

Update:  Greene County  -  The search for 10-Year-Old Henry Jauregui, who drowned recently in the Neuse River, ended Saturday morning.  At about 8:30 a.m., a search team found the body in the river, about 500 yards from Hardy Bridge. Crews had been searching this location for the past 6 days trying to locate the body.  Body was recovered forty-five feet from where cadaver dog’s indicated on Monday.



Central Florida News 13

Jun 19, 2012 - Public

BREAKING NEWS: Port Orange police are using cadaver dogs to search the backyard of James Maxwell, a man locked up in the Volusia County Jail on child rape. Maxwell is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl in December.


Human remains found in backyard of Florida man accused in 9-year-old's rape, kidnapping

Published June 20, 2012


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K9 Search & Rescue of Orange City, FL- K9SAROC
Seven years ago, when a group of Florida volunteers got together they had two things in common, their love of canine handling and the goal of becoming the primary search and rescue resource for their community. In order to accomplish the latter, both handler and companion had to spend thousands of hours training and studying, to prepare for the tasks ahead of them. These missions can become very expensive but with the help of volunteers and grants, such as the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund, this team has had the opportunity to learn from master trainers and individual evaluators from across the nation. After each member of the team became certified through the National Association for Search and Rescue, along with various other prestigious rescue organizations, the K9SAROC soon began racking up appeals for assistance from all over the community.

Currently, all members of the team are SAR TECH II certified, including eight nationally certified canines and four that are in training. Collectively, this sharp bunch has responded to over 60 search and rescue calls, at the request of law enforcement. K9SAROC is a not-for-profit Search and Rescue group that has never turned down any of these assignments, even though the economy has taken its toll on them as well. They have always made it happen for the search. These searches have fallen along the spectrum of men, women, children and Alzheimer's patients that have recently gone missing or have been missing for several years. On these searches, each committed team member and their canines, whom are not only partners but family members, have made a name for themselves within the state of Florida. The accolades are truly quite extensive for this crew. Families of the missing and of the found, as well as the organizations that have come to call on this team have nothing but praise and thanks to send their way for "their professionalism and heart" in their times of need.

"Your organization responded when called without question and hesitation. Your dedication to your cause is obvious and without people like you our job would be greatly hindered. Your service to us was invaluable" -- Police Lt. Leesburg PD

"I can not adequately express my gratitude for the hard work and personal devotion of each of you." -- Father of Missing Son

"Sherriff Johnson has directed that you be awarded the Volusia County Sherriff’s Office Outstanding Citizenship Award for your assistance." -- Volusia County Sherriff’s Office