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Evidence in Chesterfield 'no body' murder case includes blood and 'alert' from a cadaver dog

By MARK BOWES Richmond Times-Dispatch Apr 11, 2017

A Chesterfield County judge denied bail Tuesday for a former Midlothian physician charged with murder in the disappearance and presumed death of his girlfriend, after the prosecution outlined much of its evidence, which included a blood sample found in the trunk of the victim’s car.

After Zulma L. Pabon’s white Nissan Altima was found abandoned in a mobile home park in Chester 10 days after her June 6, 2014, disappearance, investigators examining the vehicle found blood on a piece of paper in the trunk, Chesterfield Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Hogan told the court.

A DNA profile developed from the blood matched the familial DNA of Pabon’s parents and sister, which indicates the blood in the trunk could be Pabon’s, the prosecutor added.

In addition, a cadaver dog that police used in examining the vehicle “alerted” to the presence of decomposing human flesh, Hogan said. Cadaver dogs are trained to locate and follow the scent of decomposing remains.


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