We are often called upon to investigate missing persons in Mexico. When you think about taking a vacation to Mexico, you probably imagine beautiful views, some tropical drinks and a lot of time relaxing. Unfortunately for many, the truth is that a trip south of the border is anything but enjoyable. A surprising amount of tourists go missing in Mexico every year and you should seek professional help immediately if you suspect a loved one has suffered the same fate.
It took us four years of trial and error, interviews and a huge investigative effort to establish “boots on the ground” in Mexico. During the past 14 years, we have successful completed hundreds of cases inside the borders of Mexico. It is not easy nor inexpensive. Please make sure you personally interview the principals of the investigative firm you are considering to hire. What experience and expertise do they bring to your specific case? Do they have a good working relationship with the Mexico Federal Police and local officers? Determine three things, what is the investigative plan, how long will it take and what will it cost.
At the moment, a New York resident named Harry Devert has not been heard from since he took a trip to Mexico two months ago. The man had taken to traveling the globe on his own over the past couple of years and recently he had quit his job to pursue this passion full time.
So no one was surprised when he announced his trip to Mexico. Unfortunately, he was last heard from when he texted a friend to say he was waiting for a military escort to take him to the Pacific coast through a part of Mexico known for drug trafficking and vigilantes.
Rosa Charez and Enrique Felix
Two parents are believed to be missing in Mexico after their four children were found at the border. At the time they disappeared, they were only granted supervised visitation with the kids who were staying with Rosa’s mother. It’s believed they kidnapped their own children to avoid having them placed in protective custody.
At this time, there is no word where in Mexico the parents could be or if they left their children voluntarily.
What to Do When You Believe a Loved One Is Missing in Mexico
The moment you believe something may be awry with a loved one who was traveling in Mexico, you need to act.
First, contact the police to report them as missing. Do the same with the American embassy as well. They will do their part in alerting the necessary authorities in Mexico.
There is still plenty you can do.
No matter whom you speak to, be sure you keep copious notes about the conversation. These should include names, times, phone numbers (even when you spoke in person) and any pertinent details about your discussion. This will make it easier to backtrack and reconnect with people, if necessary. Having these details recorded will also make it easier to pass the information on to those who can help.
Speak to Everyone
Talk to friends and family members of the missing person. With social media, it can be much easier to get a hold of anyone they may have spoken to and given any details about their whereabouts. For whatever reason, they may have pertinent information you don’t know about. Ask everyone if they know of anyone else the missing person may have spoken to before disappearing and if they can help contact others too.
Stay by the Phone
Supply a cell phone number. If you have a home phone, though, make sure the line stays open in case your loved one tries to call. As best you can, let people know not to call the home phone and direct them to your cell phone instead. Get a voicemail service if you don’t already have one.
Use Social Media
Again, social media is a huge advantage. Post a picture and any relevant details about the person and it can be half way around the world in a matter of minutes. Include your contact information, too.
Our experience is also quite helpful with finding missing persons. In fact, we have the highest success rate in the industry. We charge a flat rate and are always honest about the reality of our search.