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Madison police dog tracked alleged killer for 3 hours across almost 4 miles

Early Sunday morning, long after the annual fireworks show Rhythm & Booms was over and done, a Madison police dog led his handler through the area, and on a nearly four-mile trek, trailing the scent from the shoe of an alleged killer.

“It’s one of the longest ones I’ve done. It was excruciating,” said Officer Carren Corcoran, whose K-9 partner, Slim, came close to finding Matthew O’Dell, 25, the suspect in a stabbing death that took place around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a mobile home park on the city’s North Side.