Partners or family members, friends or acquaintances or in the most dramatic cases, a child: Anyone who is suddenly confronted with the disappearance of a loved one is understandably thrown into a mixture of shock, fear and grief.
The nagging uncertainty: What happened on the day of the disappearance or shortly before that? Was this a crime or did the missing person disappear willingly? Are they in need of help or are they even still alive?
Only a few of the many questions that the worried relatives or friends have and for which they find no immediate answer on their own.
In most cases there is support available from the police when looking for missing persons however, this is not always as much as the relatives or friends would like.
Even if the missing person is traced by the police and demonstrates that they have gone off on their own volition, the officials must take account of their personal right of free choice of where they live – assuming that they are adults and are not helpless. This also applies to persons who have fled abroad. In any case there is a general tendency that investigations abroad are often not carried out in the scope that would be desired by those waiting at home, due to the somewhat restricted capacities of the police.
We investigate worldwide
A special case of missing persons searching abroad, with which our detective agency is often confronted, is often the desperate search for children (see the full article on child repatriation and child abduction). In relationships or marriages between partners from different cultures, a separation or a resulting custody dispute can occur may also be associated with kidnapping the child.
Of course, it is up to the affected family to decide whether and when, in addition to the police investigation, a professional detective is brought in. Based on the extensive experience of our detective agency, we absolutely to advise you to start a private investigation immediately, before the trail goes cold.
Place missing person searches in professional hands only
We strongly advise against looking for the missing person on your own. In the event of a criminal offense, such as kidnapping, doing things on one’s own may put both the seeker and the disappeared person at serious risk or even destroy evidence. If the missing person has voluntarily gone into hiding and does not want to be found, they will also have taken appropriate precautions that actually make it as good as impossible to find for a lay person. Only investigators specially qualified to search for missing persons have the relevant knowledge and technical equipment to deal with the requirements of this detection and to respond adequately to unforeseen events.
The investigation methods used by our investigators depend on a wide variety of factors
: the age of the missing person, possible disputes with family or friends shortly before the disappearance, and special characteristics of the person who has disappeared. For a successful search, a detailed preliminary interview with family or other people close to the missing person is necessary in order to obtain the most accurate picture possible of the person and their situation. Not only optical aspects are meant, but also physical or mental disabilities or illnesses, a supposed psychological instability and certain preferences such as a favorite country or a passionate hobby. The more precisely the missing person profile can be created, the more targeted our detectives can design their search.
With excellent investigative skills and the necessary empathy – both for the situation of the missing person and for their relatives and friends – the responsible professionals from our detective agency will commit themselves to the discrete search for the missing person. From questioning to mobile phone localization, the investigator will lace together a package of measures tailored to the individual case in order to find the missing person or to provide certainty to a worried person waiting for news.