Coming to the realization that someone you care about is missing can be a devastating ordeal. Contacting the police department is an insightful initial reaction, but hiring a private detective may allow you to locate the missing person more efficiently. If you believe that your loved one has gotten lost, kidnapped or abducted, involving the police department should be your first step. However, if you are in search of someone who may have skipped town or someone you’ve lost touch with, the police will not likely be able to help you, and a private investigator would be the right person for the job.

What Information About a Missing Individual is Usually Required

When contacting a private detective, you will need to have access to as much information about the missing individual as possible. The more information you’re able to source and provide to your PI, the shorter the time it will likely take to find your missing loved one. Some important pieces of information include the individual’s date of birth, name, social security number and last known address. Other helpful, but not vital, tidbits of information may include the person’s list of friends and/or enemies, cell phone number, and their favourite places to visit and frequent. Even if the amount of information you have is sparse, and only includes the person’s name, the private detective may still be able to locate the missing individual but it will likely take more time.

How PI Agencies Perform a Search for Missing People

Private eyes, unlike regular citizens, have access to a wealth of resources and databases of public records and information, and the skills required to search through them. The skills, resources, and wealth of experience can enable a private investigator to locate a missing person in a short time, assuming the person isn’t on the run. Common techniques your private detective will use include various investigation techniques such as surveillance, background checks, and forensic analysis. They may also leverage their network of partners in the investigation industry to complete the task.

What Type of Situations Call for a Missing People Search

Although the phrase “missing persons investigations” is commonly associated with stories of kidnapping, it can apply to many different situations. A missing person can be an estranged family member, old friend, dead-beat dad, runaway teen, long lost love, or a biological parent. They can also be an individual that is suffering from a mental illness that causes them to forget about their living situation and wander astray. In extreme cases, a missing person could be a victim of abduction, kidnapping, or murder. Regardless of why your loved one may be missing, a private investigator may be able to help you locate them quickly.

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Jennifer Schneider
2 weeks
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1 month
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Jennifer Schneider
2 months
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Jennifer Schneider
6 months
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Jennifer Schneider
8 months
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