NEW YORK -- A dog that was used to search for victims of the 1995
bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building detected the scent of
missing New York travel writer Claudia Kirschhoch in the trunk of a
car belonging to Anthony Grant, a former bartender at Jamaica's
Beaches Negril resort, the FBI said.
Harry Oakes, who runs Portland, Ore.-based International K-9
Search and Rescue Services, said Grant's car was searched Aug. 15
while parked outside his mother's home in Green Island in the
parish of Hanover, between Montego Bay and Negril.
Oakes, who volunteered his services to Kirschhoch's family, said
his dog also searched Grant's mother's home and the home of Grant's
An FBI spokesman in Miami said the lining of the car's trunk, a
pair of boots belonging to Grant and other items found in the car
were sent to an FBI lab in Washington to undergo forensic
Oakes said results of the forensic tests should be available in
about six weeks.
Kirschhoch, an editor for Frommer's Travel Guides in New York,
disappeared in Jamaica on or about May 27 while on a press trip
sponsored by Sandals. She was staying at Beaches Negril.
Sandals Resorts fired Grant after he admitted that he went out
with Kirschhoch on the night of May 26, which Sandals said was a
violation of company policy.