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How to Find a Missing Relative

Life is messy. Sometime families are wrapped up in a neat little bow, but often they aren’t. If you saw this title and immediately thought of someone that’s missing from your life, maybe a missing relative, maybe a lost loved one, then you’re feeling the gap that comes from having someone missing from your life. Our private investigators can show you how to give yourself the best chance of finding that special someone.

As private eyes, we get our fair share of requests to find missing persons. It’s never fun when someone goes missing. It’s obviously a great idea to call in the professionals, as we have the technology, experience, training, systems access and licences to properly investigate what happened to your missing relative. However, here are some things you can do to make sure you have the best chance of finding the special person missing from your life.

When did they go missing?

Knowing the details of when and hopefully where they went missing helps you (and us) start narrowing down our search. How long ago? Was it last week? Two years ago? Which state (or country) were they last in? What was their last address? The more details you can provide us about the last your saw or heard of them, the more leads we have to go on.

Does the missing relative know you’re looking?

It is crucial to tell us if the person you’re looking forward doesn’t want to be found, and if they know you’re looking. If we think your teenager is lost, or you’re looking for a long lost relative who might like to reconnect, we will run the investigation assuming they are looking for you, too. But if you are looking for a runaway teen, or a shady scammer who owes you money, and they definitely don’t want to be found, we need to know that.

Why do you want to find them?

It’s important to know what your main goal is. If you need to track someone down who’s done you wrong or who’s in hiding, we know that our investigation needs to be as discreet as possible. Instead if we’re looking for a missing family member who you lost touch with a long time ago, we know we can use less discreet tactics to track them down.

In the end, searching for someone who is missing is a tricky business. It’s like searching for a needle in a haystack, and without the right tools and experience, it can feel like you’re trying to pull something out of thin air. Our melbourne private investigators have the networks, contacts, tools and experience honed over many years of detective work, that are required in order to find the people that are lost or who prefer to stay hidden.

Our Melbourne detectives can help you! Call our Melbourne office on 1300 721 715 or, to talk to an investigator about your needs and see how we can find the person you are looking for.