finding missing person

There are many reasons you may want to locate someone, but for these same reasons, a person may be evading your search. The following are a few of the ways a person will evade your search, and how to address the problem.

They are not answering their door.

This is a common tactic, especially when you are trying to serve court papers. They will simply not answer the door. You may be certain of the person’s residence, but someone else will answer and claim that the person in question does not live there anymore.

When this happens, you may have to locate them at work. This is where a private investigator can be helpful. We can also find out where they work and serve them papers there. If no one answers the door, we have various techniques to get them to come to the door.

They’re still living in the same city, but you have no clue where they are.

This is usually a case where they are living with a friend or relative. A relative’s home is a common place to hide, but coworkers and friends are also common choices. Knowing how to get information in a way that does not tip off the person in hiding takes a lot of experience. A missing persons detective has the skills and experience to find people in this manner.

They have left the city or state.

The person you are looking for may not even live in the same state anymore. Once they have crossed state lines, you most certainly need the services of a private investigation firm. Some of the information that is contained in databases that may lead you to the individual, are not easily accessed. The information may be local, but without first working your way through the state databases, you will never know which city they are living in.

Of course, some of this information may be gleaned from friends, relatives and previous employers in the state of their last known residence, but this information is not easily obtained. It is usually better to employ a professional to assist you.

They have changed their identity.

If they really know what they are doing it’s possible they may change their identity and disappear altogether. Once this happens, it can be nearly impossible to locate someone. Fortunately, a missing persons detective has a wide range of tools to find someone, even if they have assumed a new identity and moved to another state. This is true even when the identity change didn’t take place legally through the court system.

Finding someone who doesn’t want to be found is very difficult, and because you can never know the circumstances behind the reasons for their disappearance, it is best to use a professional investigation service such as ours. The person you are looking for may still be living at their last known address, or perhaps they have changed their identity in an attempt to go underground. It is also possible for a person to be in prison or in the worst of circumstances, dead. We can find out where they are, no matter what the outcome is.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.