BC Private Investigators are often tasked with locating missing persons in the province. These types of cases can also be called “locates” or “skip tracing.” The clients hiring a British Columbia Private Investigator for a missing person case are typically friends, family members, or associates of the missing person. In the case of “skip tracing,” the client will often be a BC provincial insurance agency or a debt collection agency. With a BC insurance locate, the subject of the missing person case will often be involved in alleged fraud. Obviously, with a BC missing person case regarding debt, the subject is needed to be located to settle their debt. However, there are also many local BC business deals that turn sour and create victims of business wrongdoings. These victims will also use “skip tracing” to locate the guilty party. One of the most common missing persons case a British Columbia PI will work is missing children. Experienced and capable BC Investigators know how to find a missing person or missing children. BC Private Investigators can use many avenues to locate a missing person, such as Cyber Investigations, interviewing, and surveillance.
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How to Track Down a Missing Person in British Columbia
Many articles on this topic will state that a BC missing person Investigator will start with investigating the subject’s network of known associates and spread outward from there. However, this is not entirely accurate.
The client will often have unique and intimate information regarding the missing person. The BC Private Investigator will use this information to determine how to start the missing person investigation. The client should also be able to provide the missing persons Investigator with the subject’s online information. This can be things such as, social media accounts and emails. This is a great way for the BC missing persons Investigator to establish “Anchor” points when beginning the missing person case.
How do BC Private Investigators Find Missing Persons?
Utilizing interviewing for a missing person case is just as it sounds. The BC missing persons Investigator will gather information on individuals that appear to have knowledge on the subject’s whereabouts and then interview them.
The method of interviewing can be,
in-person in BC
communicating via the internet
Attempting to locate the missing person in via a British Columbia PI service overtly or covertly will depend on if the Investigator wants the subject to know that they are trying to be located. If the subject is purposely missing (skip trace) in order to avoid consequences for their past actions, the BC missing persons Investigator is probably not going to want to alert them of the missing persons investigation. This can be done by the BC Investigator with skilled interviewing techniques.
Find Missing Family Members in BC Via Surveillance
Surveillance is used when the missing persons Investigator has known locations in the province that the subject/ family member might be located at, or perhaps known associates of the missing person. In order for the BC missing persons Investigator to properly perform surveillance, they will need complete and up to date information regarding the missing person.
This information can be things such as,
up do date photos of the missing person and associates
Surveillance requires a lot of time and resources. If a skilled and experienced BC missing persons Investigator decides that surveilling a location in BC is needed, there is a good chance that the surveillance will provide valuable information to the missing person case. This can be providing the next step in the BC missing person investigation or finding the missing person altogether.
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