Before you call a private investigator first try to gather as much relevant information as possible about the missing person, including birth date, social security number, the driver’s license number and state of issue, and other pertinent information (listed below).
We specialize in reconnecting people when other methods fail. Our proprietary databases and experienced investigators determine the best means of finding information that is in general not available to the public. Call us for a free consultation.
Information to gather when finding a lost person:
Before you go down the path of trying to locate a missing person, first try to gather as much relevant information as possible about the person.
- Birth date (or approximate age if necessary)
- Social Security Number
- Passport number
- Drivers license number and state of issue
- Known residences or mailing addresses
- School attendance information
- Maiden name, or possible name changes
- The same information on parents and siblings, if possible
Once this list is gathered, we recommend first trying some rudimentary internet searches on search engines and social networks like Facebook.
There are also many databases available online (for free or for a modest fee) that will enable you to look up phone numbers or addresses with some combination of the information listed above.
Hire us to do it.
If your own searches do not produce the results you need, Martin Investigative Services is always available for a free consultation on your specific situation.
We will provide you with expert advice on the probability of finding the person you seek and explain the services and fee structure for doing so.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for locate services? If we can’t find them, they can’t be found.
Highest success rate.
In the industry.
Our proprietary data sources and experienced investigators give Martin Investigative Services the highest successful find rate in the industry.
Or your money back.
If we can't find your missing person, and you provide evidence that you found them on another commercially available locate service, we will give you your money back 100%.
More data sources.
Hundreds of databases.
Most services use 1 or 2 data sources. We access hundreds of databases at one time, across all 50 states, cities and counties.
Former Federal agents.
Search & review.
Our private investigators are former Federal agents, with experience that eliminates time-consuming false leads, and helps ensure the quality of your search results.
More data = Better results.
We access hundreds of databases at one time.
Martin Investigative Services has compiled the largest database of public information in the United States, and can use it to maximize the chances of finding your lost person.
Most search services use only 1 or 2 data sources.
When you want a no-nonsense, one-stop locate service, choose Martin Investigative Services.
888-US-UNITE is our expedient locate service.
Don’t have time to conduct your own search?
Looking for someone that you just can’t seem to find on your own?
All we need to begin is one or more of the following:
- the individual’s name
- date of birth
- social security number
- last known address
The 888-US-UNITE service fee is $350 to locate each lost individual inside the U.S.
The price for an extensive asset search is $950.
We can help you locate people worldwide.
Case Study: Locate People
Los Angeles Lost Loves
A major metropolitan newspaper in Los Angeles hired us after reading an LA Times newspaper article which featured our work.
We met at our Los Angeles office. For an upcoming Valentine’s Day article, the editor gave us a list of people to find – all former lovers who had become “lost”.
Our private investigators located and reunited 5 couples (all of whom were not currently married).
Life is short, and these people just wanted the answer to the question, “what if?” The private investigators at Martin Investigative Services have helped find many such people over the years. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Martin in the news: Locate People
In the nearly four months since Cal Poly Pomona student Christina Burmeister, 20, was slain, her family has waited for a breakthrough in the perplexing case.
None has come, so the Cerritos family has hired private investigator Thomas Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services in Anaheim.Details
A good chunk of Thomas G. Martin’s 60-hour or so workweek is spent tracking down people.
The former federal agent turned private investigator figures he’s searched for hundreds of missing relatives since he started Martin Investigative Services in 1981.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.
Trial Lawyer, Former President of California's Trial Bar
I have used Martin Investigative Services since returning to the practice of law. Their work is first rate! Their reports are reliable, and if called upon to testify, Martin’s investigators are well prepared and extremely professional.
Former Orange County Superior Court Judge
I have worked with Martin Investigative Services for our company investigations for close to 20 years. Tom and the team are always professional, skilled and get right to the heart of any assignment I have for them. I would highly recommend Martin Investigative Services for any workplace investigation.
Vice President Village Nurseries Wholesale, LLC
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
Attorney and Firm Principal Hughes & Hughes, LLP
Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
Hughes and Hughes, LLP
My partner and I have utilized the services of Martin Investigative Services for in excess of 15 years. The services provided have ranged from simple background checks to covert surveillance and investigations into corporate malfeasance/conversion/theft of assets.
I have found Martin’s investigators conscientious, qualified, and most important of all, very credible to triers of fact when their testimony was necessary. Critical to any busy trial attorney is time. I have also found that upon turning an assignment over to Martin Investigative Services, I do not have to micromanage the assignment. It is done promptly and efficiently, with an eye toward the financial resources and capabilities of the client.
Attorney at Law Silverstein & Huston
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
Kreative Webworks, Inc. Organizational Resources Specialist
I have used Martin Investigative Services for everything from marital indiscretions to finding hidden assets for more than 25 years. Working with Mr. Martin has been invaluable to my practice. Tom Martin is insightful, creative and never fails to deliver. I endorse his firm without hesitation or reservation.
Attorney at Law
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
Partner Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.
President & CEO Patrol One
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
President & CEO Co-Pak Packaging Corp. Ontario, Canada
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