What Happens When a Person Goes Missing?
In Australia, 38,000 people go missing each year. This equates to approximately four people every hour. While most of these people are located within a short period of time (roughly 95%), there are still more than 1,600 missing person cases in Australia that have remained unsolved.
People go missing for a number of reasons. Sometimes a person will intentionally go missing because they’re feeling stressed and just want t escape, and of course, there are cases when people are taken against their will.
There are a number of things you can do if you know, or suspect that someone you know has gone missing. The first, most important step is to report them as missing. It’s a common misconception that you have to wait 24-hours before you can report someone missing, however, in Australia this is not the case. The moment you fear for someone’s safety or wellbeing, it’s vital you report the situation to the authorities as soon as possible.
Another way you can locate a missing person is by enlisting the help of an Australian private investigations company. At In Depth Investigations, we have detectives who are thoroughly trained and adept at tracking down your loved ones. We will work in collaboration with Government and law enforcement authorities; to make sure your loved one is found.
How Can A Private Investigator Help
When you enlist the services of a professional private investigator, we will complete background research on the individual who is missing and interview those who are close to them or anyone who may have knowledge of their whereabouts. With the advent of technology and the popularity of social media, we will also track any conversations they may have had online, or any Internet searches that might lead to where they are.
Whether the disappearance was intentional or not, we will track their movements in the days or weeks leading up to their disappearance, and determine where they are, and if they’re safe.
While we will endeavour to locate each missing person as quickly as possible, it’s difficult to ascertain a timeframe, as every case is different. However, you can rest assured that our years of experience, expertise and attention to detail will all be utilised to close the case in a timely fashion.
Useful Missing Persons Resources
If your loved one has disappeared and you don’t know where they are, or you are concerned for their safety, there are a few useful resources you can consult.
If your attempts to track down your loved one have been unsuccessful, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre can answer any questions you may have, and have a complete online database of all the people who are currently missing in Australia. You should also make sure you notify the police and/or a private investigator.
Regardless of who you’re looking for, whether it’s a child, close friend or family member, we’re a licensed detective agency in Western Australia, and we can help put your mind at ease.