We find missing persons. Police usually deal with cases of missing vulnerable persons, such as children the elderly and those with disabilities. However, capable adults are perfectly entitled to disappear without notice if they choose, and many do.

Some of the more common reasons for adults to go missing include relationship difficulties, mental health problems, drugs, or just a desire for a fresh start.

Private investigators are often retained by parents and other family members wanting to trace a missing son, daughter, or parents. Approximately 180,000 missing persons cases are reported every year in the UK.

The success of a missing persons case often depends on the information the investigator can obtain on the individual. Knowledge of their physical appearance is obviously important, but this is little use on its own without knowledge of the missing person’s friends, family, hobbies, hangouts and personality type.