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How Are “Missing Person” and “Locating a Person” Different?

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It’s not easy to disappear anymore. With social media infiltrating many aspects of our lives, there is always going to be a photo, video, or social media account online. However, when someone doesn’t want to be found, they will do everything in their power to keep it that way. In fact, you may not know that there is a significant difference between a missing person and locating a person. If you’re looking for someone, whether you suspect wrongdoing or need to locate someone for financial purposes, you’ll want to keep reading. You’ll also discover how Connecticut missing persons investigations for families can help you.

What Constitutes a Missing Person?

A missing person is generally someone who may be in danger because they have not had any normal contact with people they know. Though the traditional method of finding a missing person is to file a report with the police, law enforcement agencies are often overwhelmed with their caseload and understaffed. As a result, your loved one may not be prioritized.

However, not all missing persons are victims of kidnapping or foul play. Though this is unfortunately common, in some instances, someone may be injured while camping and cannot return to safety. Similarly, some children and older adults may wander away and become lost. Because they would have regular contact with a pattern, caretaker, or other individual and no longer do, they are considered a missing person.

How Is Locating a Person Different?

Traditionally, locating a person can be as simple as looking for someone you went to high school with years ago that may have changed their name. However, there are many instances in which someone goes voluntarily missing for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, people who do not want to be found are often difficult for the average person to locate. Luckily, a private investigator can help.

For example, you may want to find someone because you are going to serve them papers or subpoena them. There is no indication that the person may be in danger – their whereabouts are simply unknown.

What Should I Do if I Need to Find Someone?

If you need to locate a person, you’ll need to invest in the help of an experienced private investigator. Similarly, if you’ve filed a missing persons report on behalf of your loved one, but the police are overwhelmed and cannot make your case a priority, you do not have to settle.

At Advanced Investigations, we understand how heartwrenching it is to wonder about the safety of your loved one or how frustrating it can be when your lawsuit stalls because they are unable to find someone. Our team is dedicated to helping you during these challenging times. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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