Find out how our investigations can help in your missing persons cases: Missing Persons
Finding Missing Persons
Locating missing persons does not only mean finding people who have disappeared and their whereabouts are unknown. There are other factors such as: the circumstances that separate friends and family – such as adoption, death, war, marriage, job promotion, travel and illness can leave you feeling anxious and unresolved.
Lingering questions arise that may go unanswered for months… or even a lifetime: Who are my real parents? What happened to my best friend from school? Does anyone know where she moved after her husband died? Is he still in the service?
Whether the reasons are personal, medical or financial, you’ve made the decision to find someone important to you. You thought it would be hard but now the search looks even more daunting. But there are ways to find missing persons.
Where to begin? That depends on the information you already have and what you need to find out. The necessary steps will be fewer if you have the person’s name and you’re just looking for a current address or telephone number. Names may be unknown for someone looking for an adopted child or for birth parents. In these cases, your search will take more time while you contact everyone you think may have a piece of the puzzle, a relative, former neighbor, clergy, lawyer or caseworker. Once you have a name, you can use these easily accessible sources:
Basic web searches may guide you to the missing person’s address and telephone number. The top 4 search engines by usage are Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask. By using different search engines, you can obtain different results, since each engine has different data sets and ways of returning results. When performing searches, you have to remember to put your search phrase in quotation marks to improve the relevance of your results.
Social Networking Web Sites
These days, most people under the age of 50 have some sort of profile on a social network. Popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, and MySpace offer search facilities of their pages by name, post code, and email address, although using them typically requires registration.
If you’d like to try searches at a number of social networking sites, the Wikipedia maintains this list of social networking Web sites.
Some people ask for the aid of private investigators or organizations that provide the service to locate missing people. If you have no idea who they are or what they do, here is some information that might help you.
Missing persons investigators are licensed private investigators who use standard methods and specialized training to search for and locate people who have disappeared. Investigators may confront a variety of cases, including runaway children, potential or actual victims of kidnapping or other violent crimes, and persons with mental disabilities who have become lost. Investigators use digital and physical surveillance techniques, specialized database software, and interpersonal skills to solve cases.
Investigators may be required to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends, in order to complete their investigations as quickly as possible. The work associated with locating missing persons may be physically demanding as well as emotionally taxing.
Therefore, investigators must be able to remain patient during long surveillance sessions, maintain a high level of integrity, be creative with available resources, comfortable communicating with law enforcement and clients, and be able to work under immense pressure.
At Private Eye, we are asked to locate missing persons for a number of reasons. If you are looking for a loved one or need to find a witness, we can help. We understand this can be an emotional time and so our staff are experienced at dealing with sensitive and private issues. We can locate someone with limited information for any number of reasons.
Are you looking for confirmation of an individual’s background or their assets? Do you need to confirm a person’s identity or look into their past. Our team is experienced at searching through an enormous online database to uncover various records. This means all information provided is correct and current.
We can also perform a background check on individuals to confirm claims from business partners, new love interests, employees, missing family members, or tenants who skip on rent. Our experienced investigators will find the truth discreetly. We carry out background checks all around the world. At Private Eye there is nowhere for the truth to hide!
Who will help you?
There are many agencies that specialize in finding missing people. These agencies have national and international contacts. The people who work at these agencies understand how you feel. Some of them have actually experienced the trauma of having someone they care about going missing. They want to help you. They function as a team and work tirelessly to find each missing person.
Locating persons of interest including debtors, missing family members or friends, witnesses or those bequeathed in Wills for example, requires special investigative skill and attention and is something we do on a daily basis and can help you with. We also provide a cost effective service for locating Missing Persons/Persons of Interest and have contacts and agents within Australia and overseas.
If you’d like to find a missing person, or would like some more information, contact us today.