find missing peopleWith so much information available on the Internet these days, people think it is easy to find someone simply by going online, and in some cases, this can be true. If the person you’re looking for has the same name they did when you last knew them, are still alive and wish to be found, you may be able to find them easily on the Internet. Many people have public profiles on social media sites and public addresses and phone numbers that are easily found by anyone. However, if there have been significant changes in a person’s demographic and personal information, they may be difficult to track down. In this situation, you will need the services of a missing person detective.

Why some people are difficult to locate

The reasons why people try to find one another vary. It may be something as simple as an old Army buddy that you served with or a good friend that you lost contact with many years ago. Perhaps you are adopted and want to find your birth mother or father. Sometimes a birth parent is needed for medical reasons like finding out about your medical history.

In some occasions a mother will want to locate the child she gave up for adoption many years ago. In cases like these, a missing person may not be living off the grid, so to speak, but there needs to be access to data the average person does not have. Over time, names can change and people may be living in a completely different part of the country than they were in the past. This is when the services of a professional investigator can increase the probability of finding a missing person substantially.

Some people may be in hiding

There are many people who do not wish to be found, and most often, they are hiding for legal reasons. Perhaps they owe child support or alimony. In some cases, they may have lost a civil case and owe money to a plaintiff. In other situations, the disappearance can be criminal such as when a non-custodial parent takes a child to an unknown location. The criminal justice system does not have the resources to track down everyone that disappears illegally, but a private investigator can be hired to find someone like this.

Private investigators have access to a huge amount of data in a wide range of databases that the average person can only dream of having. This information, combined with the experience and skill of tracking down missing persons, represents the best chance anyone has of finding the person they are looking for.

Our investigative services to find a missing person are priced based on the amount of time and effort that is required for results. Finding an evasive subject is more time consuming and thus will cost more. This is the type of person who does not want to be found, so it takes a greater amount of resources to locate them. Finding people who are not hiding is often less expensive because they can be found using databases a private investigator has access to. If you have been searching for someone from you past and have not been successful, perhaps it‘s time to contact us!

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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.