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Locate Missing PersonIt is a great feeling to be able to reconnect individuals that have been separated for one reason or another. We have found the natural parents of a gentleman who was adopted in 1917. We found the former girlfriend of a gentleman who had not seen her since the 1940s (they are now married!)

Our services are usually used to locate an ex-spouse, find a missing person, find a missing family member, find biological parents, find biologicial mother, locate biological father, or to find a runaway juvenile.

As discussed further on, there are many reasons as to why a person may go missing. Please give us a call to discuss your case to see if we can be of assistance to you. Consultations are free of charge and confidential.

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Missing Persons Statistics

Approximately 2,300 Americans are reported missing each day. This statistic includes both adults and juveniles.

Since 2006, missing person statistics have been decreasing on the national level: During 2008, 778,161 missing person records were entered into NCIC. (The National Crime Information Center - FBI Information Systems.) This is a decrease of 4.5 percent from the records entered in 2007.

During 2007, 814,967 missing person records were entered into the N.C.I.C. This was a decrease of 2.53% from the 836, 131 missing person records that were entered into the system during 2006.

During 2006, 836,131 missing person records were entered into the N.C.I.C. This was an increase of 0.19% from the 834, 536 missing person records that were entered into the system during 2005.

Interesting Statistic: During August of 2006, Washington D.C. had more missing persons than any U.S. city (listed with N.C.I.C.) with 3,841 entered reports of missing people. The active entries of missing persons entered into N.C.I.C. as of January 1, 2009 were 102,764.

Missing persons are a large and diverse category of people who disappear for a variety of reasons. In the worst case scenario, "foul play" may account for a person's disappearance. Foul play is very seldom the reason for a person's disappearance in the cases that we have received.

Based on our experiences, family members are not always aware of the actual circumstances surrounding a person's disappearance and are often surprised upon discovery of the facts.

Four General Categories which Describe Why Some People May Become Missing

Locate Lost PersonIndependence or Rebellion - rebellion against parental authority, wanting to be independent, responding to peer pressure, conflict over family rules, distraught over a family dispute.

Unintentional Disappearance - confusion over dates, times or arrangements to meet, lost because they did not understand directions, lost due to dementia, forgetting to advise others of their planned absence.

Avoiding Adverse Consequences - financial difficulties, repossession of a vehicle, a threat of violence, domestic violence, service of a civil summons or divorce papers, a criminal warrant.

Serious Safety Concerns - involved in an accident, hospitalized due to an unexpected medical problem, suicidal tendencies, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, victim of a crime, involved in a crime, arrested and in jail.


Circumstances to Consider with Each Missing Person Investigation

Different circumstances pertain to each missing person investigation. The particular circumstances reflect in our methods for investigating each individual case. Here are some issues to consider when attempting to locate missing people or to understand why they may have voluntarily chosen to become missing.

Find Family Member-Date and time last observed
-Location where they were last observed
-Person(s) whom they were last observed with
-A recent change in behavior
-Suspicious telephone conversations
-A recent death in the family or of a close friend
-Indication of their plans prior to their disappearance
-New and unusual interest in religious organizations
-Failure to report to work
-Involvement in a serious fraud or white collar crime
-Problems at work, school, or with friends
-Neglecting important personal responsibilities
-A medical / psychological condition
-A drug or alcohol addiction
-Overwhelming financial problems
-Family related problems, family disputes
-An affair outside of their marriage
-Encounters with or sought by law enforcement officials
-Prior disappearances
-Mentioning or threatening to leave or disappear

Our missing person investigations generally fall into the following categories, but are not limited to:

People who are attempting to locate family members that they have lost contact with: missing children, biological parents, runaway juveniles, a parent who has abducted a child, missing family members who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, family members who have departed home due to a conflict within the family, missing family members who have psychological problems including dementia, witnesses and suspects sought in civil and criminal proceedings.

Our Missing Persons Investigative Services

Please contact OHIO INTEL for a free consultation regarding the investigation of a missing person, by calling us at 330-268-8080.

We will evaluate your case and provide you with our investigative strategy in a timely manner. Some missing persons investigations can be resolved within a few hours. Other cases may require extensive research, interviews and surveillance. The cost of a missing persons investigation varies from case to case. We will advise you of our fees prior to initiating the investigation.

Our Investigative Technology -Computer Generated Information

As a licensed private detective agency we have access to numerous databases that the general public can not access. Our comprehensive information systems are a crucial tool for developing information on people and locating missing persons. Invaluable information is often developed during our investigations from database inquiries.

In some situations, information can not be developed on people through computer generated searches. For example, people who are unemployed, do not have bank accounts, do not utilize credit cards, do not register vehicles in their name, do not own property, or do not have utilities registered in their name are difficult to track through computer inquiries.

We are mandated by strict policies and guidelines that we are required to follow when accessing investigative databases.

Media coverage can affect how local authorities handle a case and may expedite their involvement. Fliers, the newspaper, television and radio are sometimes utilized in cases where the timely location of the missing person is vital to their health and safety, or when suspicious circumstances or evidence indicates that they may have become the victim of a serious crime.

Most adults have the right to voluntarily disappear assuming that they are not a fugitive. Therefore, if located, we do not have the right to disclose their location without their consent.

OHIO INTEL reserves the right to refuse to conduct a missing person investigation if we are not satisfied that the potential client has a legitimate or lawful reason to locate the missing person.


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