It can be challenging not to panic if a loved member of your family is missing. Missing persons are notoriously under investigated by city, county and state authorities. Knowing what the best course of action when a friend or family member goes missing can be over whelming.
It is important to remember to be kind to yourself and other family members and friends who are involved in helping locate the lost or missing individual. Nothing is gained by beating yourself or others up over the event or events that lead up to an individual going missing.
Once you have sufficient reason to believe that your family member is truly missing it is important to contact the proper authorities within the city, county or state that you or the individual are located. Private investigative services will be the most effective and efficient additional services to be employed. A professional licensed experienced individual will have the resources to conduct a thorough search for the missing persons.
In a time of extreme stress a third concerned but impartial licensed professional investigator can communicate with business associates, friends and extended family and keep a well documented record of these communications. This legitimate communications can be useful to local authorities enabling them to further their own recourses and investigations. Missing persons have a small window of opportunity in which an easy trail can be followed.
The longer the period is from the point of disconnect with non associations the harder it will be to retrace and track down their steps and actions. When communicating with local authorities and investigative services it is important to have the most accurate information about the missing person available to share. Names and phone numbers of non associates, the phone number or numbers of the missing individual, banking information as well as other information may need to be shared in order to conduct a thorough search. Medical needs and age are important considerations when employing effective strategies to find a lost or missing family member.
When considering what information is safe to share with a private investigator it is also important to verify and validate state licenses and previous track records for the agents or agency under consideration. A calm experienced investigator will have the ability to effectively check cameras in shopping centers utilize public records and work well with local authorities. Providing them with as much information as is necessary to help locate the missing or lost individual will speed up their recovery.
Do not delay taking action when you are sure that someone you care about is truly missing. Seek professional advice when organizing a search plan. Having a point person to coordinate the entire process can lead to finding the missing individual quickly and safely.