Ronny the cadaver dog
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Damien Nettles: The cadaver dog's search

As part of the BBC's investigation into the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy on the Isle of Wight in 1996, a sniffer dog was drafted in.

Ronny, a cadaver dog, is trained to find dead bodies buried in undergrowth.


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Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared - BBC reporters Bronagh Munro and Alys Harte have been investigating the disappearance of Damien Nettles on the Isle of Wight in November 1996. The evidence is showcased in a series of digital videos, available on BBC Three to stream and download.

Watch all eight episodes on iPlayer

Read about the BBC's investigation