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Lindley says that when Warren asked him for his advice he dissuaded him from using the hounds. He says that it might one day be conceivable to train a hound so that it could track someone like the Kelly murderer, but it would be very difficult.
Everyone's a genius after the event but on 1 October 1888 he wrote to the Times to advise the police to keep a couple of trained bloodhounds at police headquarters because, 'as a breeder of bloodhounds, and knowing their power, I have little doubt that, had a hound been put upon the scent of the murderer while fresh, it might have done what the police had failed in.'

There's an element of Pierre-like construction of that sentence, with Lindley having little doubt that it 'might' have worked, but I have little doubt that, had the bloodhounds successfully tracked the murderer in 1888, Lindley would have been claiming the credit in 1891!
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Hi David

Yes, he does seem to have allowed his enthusiasm for bloodhounds to run away with him a bit, since he backtracks later :

http://www.casebook.org/press_report...es/890920.html

Of course, the word 'fresh' can mean anything - maybe within five minutes of the crime?

It may be relevant that Lindley was preparing to publish a book on bloodhounds at the time of the murders.
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I was watching the 'Reality' TV programme 'Cops' the other day and a suspect fled after a car chase. A dog was brought in (couldn't have been more than a few minutes behind), sniffed the driver's chair in the car and tracked and caught the suspect. So I guess if JTR had sat down on a chair in Kelly's room and a dog and been brought in immediately after discovery of the body it might have had a fighting chance (but odds obviously against).
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I was watching the 'Reality' TV programme 'Cops' the other day and a suspect fled after a car chase. A dog was brought in (couldn't have been more than a few minutes behind), sniffed the driver's chair in the car and tracked and caught the suspect. So I guess if JTR had sat down on a chair in Kelly's room and a dog and been brought in immediately after discovery of the body it might have had a fighting chance (but odds obviously against).
Cops is the greatest show ever, I could watch it forever. One of the best ones is where a cop goes to pull over a car at night, the car takes off and flips off the road way down into a ravine with huge trees going through the windshield. You hear a lady screaming and the cops tackle a guy. It turns out he kidnapped the woman at gunpoint moments before. The girl was obviously prostitute, here's the kicker, no pants...on the guy, no pants in the car, he left the house with no pants and no underwear and went out driving with a gun!

I saw a true crime show where the police used a bloodhound to find the body of a little girl who had been murdered. I'm pretty sure the bloodhound tracked the scent for miles and miles of highway, and may have used a car at times and then picked up where they left off. It actually seems pretty reasonable that the bloodhounds could track MK's heart if the Ripper took with him
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