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Home for the Holidays: Locate Friends & Family for only $69

Is there someone in your life that you miss dearly or you have just become disconnected from?

Would you be willing to spend $69 for our staff to access one of the world’s largest databases of information to help locate that person?

$69 is the same price from the television ads that we ran in 1997. Today, the regular price of this service is $350.

Through December 31, 2018, we will honor the $69 price when you contact us via the martinpi.com website and mention this offer.

Adoption searches: If we can't find them, they won't be found

The search for birth parents & adoptees

Every day at Martin Investigative Services, we get an average of 5 calls or emails that have to do with people wanting to locate other people with regard to adoption.

The good news for people looking for others in adoption, is that if you email us a summary of your situation with the facts as you know them, I can have my staff review your case and put you in contact with the best person to help you. We will provide this contact information as a professional courtesy and at no charge to you.

Have a loved one with a drug or alcohol addiction? Private investigators from Martin Investigative Services can help you.

A mother’s thank you for saving her son’s life

During the 2015 holidays, I was asked to locate a young man named Michael and try to get him help for his addiction problems. I initially turned down the case, but the boy’s grandfather persuaded me otherwise. His plea was enhanced by showing me a photo of the 16-year old in a football uniform. The football uniform was from the same high school my son graduated. It seemed like it was meant to be.

In September 2016, I received a call from Michael on my cell phone. He was doing well and had been sober for nine months. He wanted to go to lunch when he returned from another state where he was in rehab. I reminded him it was his turn to buy since I had treated him at McDonald’s the day he was found. He laughed but politely agreed.

Be your own pet detective: How to find your lost pet

You can be your own pet detective: How to find your lost pet

As the president of a private investigative agency with 5 offices and 22 investigators, we regularly get calls from people that want us to track down and find missing or lost pets. I am very sympathetic, but I will not take your money or your case.

The reality is that you don’t need a private investigator. When it comes to finding a lost pet, you honestly have the ability to do everything a PI can do.

Finding veterans addicted to heroin

Finding veterans addicted to heroin

This week we completed a case which involved locating a veteran of the U.S. armed forces that was addicted to heroin. (This is actually the 16th of similar cases like this so far in 2016.) The case was successful – meaning we got the person into detox and then into a rehabilitation program. We have found many more, but the lure of the drugs is too powerful for some to stop. They remain on the street chasing powder.

Teen military boot camps and work ranches DO NOT WORK

Teen military boot camps and work ranches DO NOT WORK

Recently a New Mexico couple made national headline news this past week by making their 16-year-old son stay in a tent which was pitched in the parent’s backyard as a form of punishment. Opinions were all over the board about this, but trust me: Punishment like this does not work.

Boot camps and work ranches that focus on breaking teens like wild horses only make things worse. You need to get to the core of the behavioral problem, and like anything else in life that is worthwhile: It takes a lot of time and work.

Affluenza: When money trumps bad parenting & court decisions

Affluenza: When money trumps bad parenting & court decisions

Affluenza runs rampant here in Orange County. In many cases, mom and dad are completely caught up in their own lives. They’re off chasing money, career, drugs, sexual excitement… giving very little care or direction to the children they have borne. When their offspring cause them trouble, these parents try to buy their way out of whatever inconvenience their child has created.