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Missing Persons Investigations

Missing Persons Investigations

Investigations to Locate Missing Persons

At Tracer Investigations, we have over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security. We bring this extensive experience and skills to bear in locating missing persons. One vital tactic in locating a missing person is surveillance. Our team of professional investigators can observe the places that a missing person might be, as well as their friends and associates that might know their whereabouts.

What To Do When A Person Is Missing

When your loved one is missing, finding them is your top priority. The first step is to contact your local law enforcement to notify them that the individual is missing. Their efforts beyond a standard missing person report are dependent upon the circumstances and their age. Law enforcement may investigate a few likely locations or individuals, but they don’t have the resources to search out missing persons to the extent that a private investigator will. The fear that haunts you when your loved ones go missing can be devastating.

Once you reach out to Tracer Investigations to find your loved one, we will begin by learning more about the family dynamic, close family and friends, and the circumstances surrounding the disappearance.

Many missing children cases turn out to be custodial abductions. Runaways are often found within their social circle or with a family member. For more extensive investigations, we are able to move quickly. Time is of the essence in missing person investigations. When law enforcement is overwhelmed we are able to focus on your missing loved one. We go the extra mile to connect pieces that other investigators may overlook, locating individuals that may have traveled well across the country or be staying in your own neighborhood.

The First 72 Hours

Criminology experts agree that the first 72 hours after a person goes missing are the most critical. From the moment that an individual goes missing, investigators are essentially working against the clock. During the first 3 days after an incident the witnesses have the freshest recollection of the events surrounding a disappearance. Additionally, in outdoor settings, potential evidence is lost or diminished after those first few days. In the instance that the individual missing is vulnerable, perhaps due to age or mental state, they may be in a more dangerous situation. Therefore, time is of the essence.

If you have a loved one who is missing, contact Tracer Investigations right away.