According to the Czech news site iDNES, German police are training a trio of vultures to seek out what what vultures seek out best: dead flesh. The idea is that vultures, being keen-eyed and airborne carrion seekers, will be better than dogs in finding hidden corpses, especially in wide expanses and/or difficult terrain.
The vulture cops-in-training are called Sherlock, Miss Marple and Columbo. German police have not yet reported how they will convince them not to dig in before their pedestrian counterparts get to the find.
But the Germans, being devilishly clever at these things (witness the clever names), are sure to have something in the works.