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.
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.
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.
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.
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.