Have you become disconnected from a friend or family member and want to see them for the holidays? If so, we are offering a free search and locate offer for a limited time (see below). Even if you are on the fence because someone wronged you, reaching out to the person may save a life. At the very least, it might help mend a relationship you probably both want healed.
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.
Our case of the week was a fairly routine locate case for a lost son, but it had a unique twist: The participants in the case are some of the oldest we have ever worked for.
My case of the week involved finding and helping a 24 year-old girl with a drug problem.
It all started when I spoke with a medical professional here in Orange County, who told me he had received a disturbing call from one of his daughter’s friends, Rachel.
I have decided to start a free locate service at Martin Investigative Services, where we will locate immediate family members for those who are dying or have a terminal illness. Details of the program are below, but first, here’s what led to my decision to do this.
Being the parent or guardian of a teenager is never an easy task. There is often a fine line between typical teen behavior and definite warning signs of a troubled teen. Dealing with problem teens is where I come in.
As a private investigative firm, we are contacted almost daily from parents who have children that have run away from home. Many come to Los Angeles or Hollywood in hopes of chasing movie star dreams.
Earlier this year, we had our 500th “missing persons” case. In this post, I talk about how missing persons cases work: The three types of missing person cases, why law enforcement does not have time to work 80% of these cases, the relation of time to actually finding the missing person, and why we only take on about 1 in 10 cases.
Truth is almost always stranger (and scarier) than fiction. That’s certainly the situation with the news coming out of Evansville, Indiana, where a woman was found after being missing for 2 months and being held captive in a wooden cage.
Fortunately, this story has a positive ending. This post discusses details of the Evansville case and why private investigators can help in missing person cases.
This post includes:
- The potential sighting photos
- The visual timeline
- Video of the September 12, 2014 press conference
- A summary of details from the press conference
- Google Map links to timeline / sighting locations
- Locations of interest
- Links to updates and tip hotlines