About two weeks ago, we got a call from Sarah, who wanted us to locate her paternal grandfather.
Sarah was kind and thoughtful to write a review of our efforts, and include a photograph of her and her grandfather.
From November through Christmas, we get about 40-50 calls per week – inquiring about locating all sorts of individuals. They range from disconnected family members, high school sweethearts, military friends, college buddies, former co-workers and neighbors.
We find about 98.4% of the people we look for.
In the broad majority of cases, the missing person is not in their right mind. I’ve written a couple posts about what to do if someone you love goes missing and how missing persons cases work. In the latter post, I covered the fact that about 95% of the time, the persons go missing by…
When a person goes missing, friends and family can largely be on their own because most police departments have limited resources, and are understaffed, overworked, and have no overtime.
If you ever find yourself in this situation, here are some things to do and the timeline on which they should be done.
August 5, 2019 will mark the fifth anniversary year that Derek Seehausen disappeared into the Los Angeles night. He has not been heard from or seen since that day. The case has haunted me personally and is one of the most perplexing of my 50 year investigative career.
I am offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to finding Derek or physical evidence supporting his death.
The humanitarian and moral crisis of homelessness is unsurpassed in Los Angeles. Perhaps the solution is just a phone call away.
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.
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.
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.