Madeleine McCann, pictured here at 3-years-old in 2007, has been missing since then.

12 years later: The Madeleine McCann case may be one of the most poorly investigated

Over the past twelve years, I have given a handful of interviews about this case and written on particulars of the investigation. At one point, the family’s representatives considered us as an agency to investigate the case. I do wish we had been selected as the lead agency, and I often wonder what difference we could have made in this investigation.

Here’s what I would recommend for the case now.

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.

Help Find Craig Wilson

Help find Craig Wilson

A 65-year father mysteriously disappeared last month, and we’re trying to help find him.

Craig Wilson was last seen on February 9, 2016. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the location of Craig.

Michael Ryan Peterson missing person case, 2015

Missing person case: Resolution for Christmas

Dozens of people expressed interest in the Michael Ryan Peterson runaway case. We had about 30 missing person cases like this in 2015. Some were a little tougher and unfortunately, there are three cases where we still haven’t the missing person.

Those cases keep you up at night.

A couple days ago, I received three photos from Michael’s grandparents, who visited him today in Utah. Above is one of them. What a great Christmas present for all three.

Help find Michael Ryan Peterson

Case of the week: Runaway Michael Ryan Peterson

In the late evening hours of Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6 patients escaped the Sovereign Health Group (a rehabilitation center in El Cajon, California) by climbing over the fences.

5 were quickly found, but a month later, 16-year-old Michael Ryan Peterson was still missing.

This case landed on my desk on November 17, 2015 – nearly 30 full days after Michael went missing – when Michael’s grandfather called our Newport Beach office.

This is the story of the entire case, and what happened to Michael.

Erica Alonso: Orange County woman missing

Erica Alonso: Orange County woman missing

It hasn’t been in the headlines lately, but there is an open Orange County missing persons case that I’d like to post about. 27-year-old Erica Alonso disappeared on Valentine’s Day. As of yet, no one has seen Erica or her vehicle. Representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have said they can’t yet classify the…