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How to Find Missing People
What To Do When A Loved One Goes Missing
1. First, you need to determine whether the person is actually missing. Oftentimes, people leave and don’t want to be found. Of course, this does not apply to those with mental health issues, dependency problems, juveniles or those who may not be dressed for the weather. The way and manner in which the missing person left also plays a role in deciding whether they’re considered missing.
2. Then you call the local police to make a report. There is a fallacy that one must wait twenty four hours before the police will take a report. This is false. I believe this rumor started from old episodes of the television show Dragnet, but I don’t know. The local police (or Sheriff's office) will open a case. What does that do? Well, the most important thing it’ll do is the missing person will be entered into the statewide (and sometimes national) database for other law enforcement agencies to notify the person if they’re ever found. Of course, this is only effective if the person wants to be found. Some members of the public believe when a missing person is found they’re secured by the police and returned home. The answer is no. Depending on the agency's policy, most will just advise the person they were entered into the missing person database. As long as there's no outstanding issues with the person, mental health issues, drug dependence etc. the person is free to go. Most times the person who made the report is never notified the police made contact with the person.
3. Log on to namus.gov and enter the person into the public database. NamUs is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States.This government organization is a resource for law enforcement to connect victims and technology in order to locate, identify and reunite missing people.
4. Use social media to spread the word about your missing person. Oftentimes, our paths cross with people who very well may be reported as missing. We’re none the wiser so we say hello and go about our day. Seeing a well written post about the person with dates, times and descriptions may help find the person quicker.
5. Contact a professional private investigator to find your loved one. Organizations like Private Manhunt has members all across the United States trained and experienced professionals. Oftentimes, your local police department will not make finding your missing person a high priority. This is due to several reasons including under funding, staffing crisis’ or limited resources. Many just check the boxes on their “missing person” checklists and submit their report to their superiors. Depending on the seriousness of the circumstances, it's most likely they do not produce flyers and pound the pavement in an attempt to find them. The good news is this is exactly what a professional private investigator will do! A good PI knows time is of the essence and depends on their customers for a paycheck. The PI will begin work on your case immediately and won’t rest until you have the closure you need.
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GLOSSARY Of Terms
The following Are A List Of Terms Commonly Used By Private Investigators
What is skip trace? Skip trace is as much an art as a system of finding someone who "skipped" town. Every PI has their own way of conducting a skip and there's no one right way. Suburban combines the newest technology with old fashion brown shoe detective work. Contrary to what the internet tells you, not everyone can be found using search engines, social media or online data companies. Sometimes real detectives need to get out onto the street and find the skip.
What is an asset search? Locating a debtor's assets is a daunting, yet very necessary task that must be conducted by a skilled professional. A common misconception is there is a one stop clearinghouse for such searches, and that simply is not true. When people are the subject of civil judgments they'll go out of there way to hide assets or move them out of state. Suburban's professional investigators know where to look and what to look for so that your judgement can be enforced.
Suburban offers businesses of all sizes a wide variety of services to help protect you and your property. Your business is your livelihood and possibly the biggest investment you'll make in your life. Your time, energy and hard earned money go into it everyday. You trust your employees to treat your business with the same devotion and respect you do. However, sometimes that is not always the case and there is no shame in admitting you need help in securing, protecting or facilitating business investigations. Suburban understands that hiring a private investigator is not like ordering a pizza, and recognize your situation requires tact and sensitivity. Suburban offers the same compassion and dedication that you would expect from any professional business service. So please make the call and experience the Suburban difference. The following are a few examples of what is provided however these services can be customized for your unique business or situation.
What is a background check? A background check can range from an informal check on your daughters new boyfriend to employment verification and criminal history for a new hire. Suburban's investigators know where to look including social media, criminal records, court documents as well as many other sources. Most people do not know these sources exist or how to access them. You need to feel comfortable with those who are entering your life, either by choice or otherwise. These people come across as choir boys but when you dig deeper a new world is exposed. So call for a free consultation and Suburban will get you the information you need!
Criminal Defense Investigator
Every defendant has the right to defend himself and every attorney needs a competent, reliable investigator. Criminal Defense Private Investigators has conducted thousands of investigations: reading behavior, disposition and gauging their overall trustworthiness or believably. This knowledge is beneficial when determining the credibility of a potential witness. Whether it be locating and interviewing witnesses, claimants or potential suspects, your firm can benefit from Suburban's many years of investigative experience. This experience includes obtaining eyewitness accounts, evaluating character testimony or just general information inquiries. Suburban is an approved vendor for the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services.
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