Specially-trained dogs sniff out remains at East County site
"In the development of this land, we want to preserve and protect as many sacred areas or the burial grounds as possible," said Riolo.
Dog handler Lynne Engelbert is with the San Francisco Bay area-based Institute for Canine Forensics, which was tribally funded. She said her dog, Piper, alerted her to more than 30 sites with human remains in McCain Valley on Tuesday.
July 18, 2012
in San Diego News
Developers Looking To Build Wind Farms In Jacumba, McCain Valley, Ocotillo
SAN DIEGO -- Dogs trained to find human remains searched an East County construction site on Tuesday which tribal leaders say is an ancient burial ground.
The federal land in McCain Valley is prime real estate for a wind turbine project, but it is also considered precious cultural property of the Kumeyaay Nation.
Tribal spokesman Jeff Riolo says tribal leaders cannot stop the project because it is technically on public land, but they want developers to be aware of where they are digging.
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