In the series 4 finally of BBC's Sherlock, we learn that

Sherlock & Mycroft's sister Eurus apparently killed Sherlock's dog, RedBeard, and hid his body where no one would find it.

Later in the episode, we learn that

RedBeard was actually Sherlock's best friend, not a dog, and that he was buried in a well on the family's property.

Given that, how is it possible that

no one found RedBeard?
Wouldn't the search have been rather exhaustive, and wouldn't that have been one of the first places everyone would look?

  • Please use spoilers properly, there are some who haven't watched the episode yet.
    – ABcDexter
    Jan 17, 2017 at 17:21
  • @ABcDexter The parts I didn't tag as spoilers were the set up to the plot, revealed in the first few moments of the show.
    – Paul L
    Jan 17, 2017 at 17:40
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    +1 for your query. Redbeard is not a dog in reality; how come his parents/relatives didn't extensively look for him.
    – Rippy
    Jan 18, 2017 at 7:48

1 Answer 1


No answer has been given within the show. However, this is possible if

the well was not located on the Musgrave estate grounds, but in a more remote location. Potentially, it could be an abandoned well known only to children playing around.

This is purely speculation, though.

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