Most of us don’t have the knowledge or resources to begin an in-depth search for a missing person, which is why finding a professional investigator is your best option.
Why people go missing:
When friends or family members go missing it’s frightening and highly stressful, especially when you don’t know why they’ve gone missing.
There are a variety of reasons that people go missing, ranging from those who simply leave because they aren’t coping with life, to those who are skipping out on criminal or civil court cases.
Unfortunately there are also cases in which someone is abducted or has become a victim of a crime, especially if family and friends are absolutely certain that the person would never just have run away.
When children are abducted by one or the other parent it’s even more difficult to deal with, but with the help of a professional investigator the chances of finding the child are a lot better.
There are some people who disappear on their families, leaving them bereft, confused and in many cases, in dire financial trouble.
Witnesses to a crime also need to be found in order to take a case to court. When people come into an inheritance and can’t be found a private investigator has to be called in to exhaust all avenues in finding the person, so the relevant estate can be wound up.
Often people also disappear when they owe large sums of money. So as you can see, the reasons anyone disappears are myriad, which means that as many investigative approaches will need to be used.
The role of police in finding missing persons:
The police services are only able to do so much where it comes to finding a missing person. Police resources are already stretched to the limit due to exceptionally high crime rates. Though they do the best they can, the police can only give a missing persons case a limited amount of time before it becomes a cold case.
The role a private investigator plays in tracing missing people:
Private investigators have resources to trace missing people that the average man in the street cannot access, which is why you need to make sure you have an accomplished professional to tackle the trace.
Ultimately, private investigators aren’t restricted by the same laws as the police, and although they may not overstep the boundaries of the law, they are able to go places the police aren’t allowed.
Here are just a few basic examples of what a private investigator can do to trace missing people:
Surveillance – surveillance gives the private detective the opportunity to visit places the missing person may be at any given time, or to keep track of anyone suspected of being involved in the disappearance of a missing person. Surveillance also involves photos and videos where necessary.
Locating debtors – because private detectives aren’t bound by the same strict laws as police, they’re able to go into places no one else can in order to find a debtor that’s hiding out or on the run.
Networking – a well-established professional private investigator will have built up an extensive network of investigators and other people who can be brought on board to assist in the search for a missing person. A private investigator can also pay informants for information, something which is frowned on by the police services.
Internet searches, tracing contacts of the missing person and public records are also included in the investigative techniques used by a private investigator tracing missing people.
Whether you’re trying to find someone who owes you money, a friend you’ve lost contact with, a missing relative or a loved one, contact King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg to help you trace those who are missing.
King Investigators will ask you to give them as much information as possible about the person you want traced in order to get started on doing what they do best: tracing missing people in South Africa.