The following is a summary of the missing persons investigation procedure to better assist families in understanding the general process. Please be advised that each case varies according to each missing person scenario and discovery based on fact-finding.
PHASE ONE INVESTIGATION
Phase One Missing Person process is designed to gather all critical and pertinent information as quickly as possible to assist us in preparing initial theories and circumvent inefficiency in phase two travel.
Preceding phase one, client is required to send the following necessary documents: police reports, a chronology of circumstances of disappearance, background history or short biography of missing person to include all the items on our Missing Persons Bio Sheet. Upon receipt from the family the following is conducted:
REVIEW OF BIO
Family shall provide for the following for review: medical records, law enforcement statements, and results of prior client or independent investigations. Thereafter, investigator will attempt to identify if the subject is missing because of foul play, human trafficking, or endangered due to diminished mental capacity such as Alzheimer’s or suffering from mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar or personality disorders that could create the missing person to become delusional and a victim of homelessness. Other circumstances of disappearance could involve domestic abuse, drug addiction, alcoholism or vehicular accident.
Geographical areas of interest based on urban or rural demographics.
Develop area maps and integrating zone fields to include buildings, community interest points and areas related to the missing persons last two weeks of behavior.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Investigator evaluates and interviews friends and relatives from 2 to 5 years prior to disappearance.
CREATE MISSING PERSON COMPREHENSIVE DATA SHEET
Our internal bio graphical analysis sheet will assist in the Phase One and Phase Two field investigation by compiling and detailing the missing person’s identifying data, a tracing sheet of attachments to include personal information including financial, legal, medical, community, social media activity, education and employment, vehicle and driver information, utilities, and communications.
PHASE TWO INVESTIGATION
Phase 2 Investigation is the Travel Phase following Phase One completion. The investigation should uncover a confirmed or general address or area that requires investigation. At that time, the client may choose to proceed with Phase Two investigation. Phase Two involves traveling to the site area based on findings from Phase One.
The Following May Be Conducted:
- Locating and interviewing witnesses.
- Interacting and working collaboratively with NGO’s, Government Social Service Agencies, Law Enforcement, and the Local Community.
- Conducting Press Releases and assisting as a Media Liaison for the family with individuals with over 25 years experience working with local and national media.
- Searching intensively for additional testimonies, physical or circumstantial evidence of the disappearance or foul play.