Missing persons investigations are simply the best way to find out the truth about anyone you cannot find. On average, more than 800,000 people are reported as missing and are entered into FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) annually. Of these, 85%-90% are minors. These statistics do not include those who are unofficially missing such as those who have not been reported as missing persons.
One of the big problems with police-led missing person searches is simply that the term missing persons is so narrow. Police will only begin looking for a missing child at a specific amount of time after the child was last seen and by that time, it may be too late if the child has been kidnapped by a pedophile or child killer. Police are also reluctant, due to thinning resources, to search for people who voluntarily left home or for those who live on the streets. Even in a police-led missing person search, police will stop looking after a certain amount of time and will declare the case a cold case. Police do their best with the resources they have, but law enforcement simply is not equipped to deal with the crime rates today.
Another problem is with missing person investigations are officers and investigators approaching the initial investigation in a less than serious manner may undermine the missing person’s investigation. They are more likely to miss critical information and overlook important evidence that might have otherwise been a key component to the quick and safe recovery of the missing person.
Anyone who wants real answers and fast needs to speak to one of our private investigators. Olympic Tactical & Investigations professional investigators will start looking for someone as soon as you feel uneasy and will continue to search as long as you are still looking for answers.