How a Private Investigator will carry out a missing people search

One of the most common reasons why people hire a private investigator is to carry out a missing people search. The usual associations of tracking down these individuals is to trace those who have been kidnapped or are on the run from criminal activity. However, there are many other reasons why private investigators are hired. You may be searching for a long-lost family member or friend for example and a PI could help track down those individuals in the safest and quickest way possible.

How can a Private Investigator help with a missing people search?

It is easy to believe that you are able to carry out a  missing people search yourself, however a private investigator has the necessary tools and networks to trace any suspicious activity. PI`s use both public and private records to get to the root of the case and the gathering of evidence is often carried out in three methods:

1. Online sources for a missing people search

Gone are the days when private detectives would scan books and physical copies of records to come to concrete conclusions. The majority of data is now logged down online via databases. Even social media sites may reveal clues on the whereabouts by analysing their friends posts and messages.

2. Source-based information

Online sources are highly beneficial if the PI only has to scratch the surface of the case, however if a case is more serious, an in-depth approach will need to be taken. Computer forensics and state repositories will need to be investigated into to gain a deeper insight. The public are forbidden access to this type of data, therefore you will need to hire a professional to manage this type of evidence for you.

3. Human activity for a missing people search

Often, those who know the missing individual personally or were aware of suspicious activity on the day of the disappearance may be able to give invaluable clues. Eyewitness accounts cannot gather physical concrete evidence, therefore hiring a private investigator to legally interview eyewitnesses would be another beneficial form of evidence.

The above information shows the framework which is set in place by private investigators to attempt to find your missing loved one. If you believe you are in need of hiring a private investigator within the Essex and greater London areas, please contact us today.

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