Missing Persons

Rectifying a Huge Back Child Support Issue

Marsha called us one morning stating she needed to hire a private investigator. Ralph, her ex-husband and irresponsible father of her four children, owed over $30,000 in back child support.   The court awarded her $75.00 per week support for each of her four children but that was 11 years ago.  Just about the same time Ralph disappeared.   Marsha worked two jobs but she did have the help of her family for emotional support.

Every year Marsha contacted her County Prosecutor’s office to see if they had located Ralph.   She was always told they “were still looking”.   They supposedly were coordinating with the Internal Revenue Service in case he had a tax return that could be garnished, but to no avail.   They had posted on several States’ [...]

Mrs. Merrick’s Missing Heirs

Mrs. Merrick’s attorney had a problem. She needed to find two missing heirs but had little to go on; only names with no other identifying information. Mrs. Merrick set up a living trust twenty years before her death, but never updated it, making this heir search more difficult. She left her large estate to Mary Danielson and Mitchell Roberts or their heirs. That was it; no additional information as to her relationship with Mary and Mitchell, or their ages or location. The attorney’s firm was the trustee because Mrs. Merrick’s father had dealings with the firm in years past, but no one at the firm knew anything about her other than the fact that she was a widow and had no children.

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Did He or Did He Not Have Any Living Heirs

What happens when someone passes away and there isn’t any proof of living heirs?  The certain cases, the estate cannot be closed until this question is answered.

We at International Investigator, Inc. get many calls regarding heirs and if there are living relatives who are entitled to a portion of the estate?

You read in the papers or hear others talk about an unknown relative who passed away leaving them with money and they didn’t even know they had a rich relative.  It’s a windfall for them but for the trustee of the estate, it can be a daunting experience.  And how are these unknown heirs or relatives found? Finding people has a starting point of the Subject at hand.  A background investigation upon the Subject [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Missing Persons|

Free Will or Foul Play?

Twenty-year-old Sean Purcell lived in the basement of his parents’ home. His living area had its own entrance. With school and work, it wasn’t unusual for his parents not to see him every day. He also wasn’t known for returning texts or phone calls speedily, so the Purcell’s weren’t too concerned when they didn’t see him for a couple of days. They didn’t get worried until Mrs. Purcell realized their son wasn’t raiding the pantry or the refrigerator.

She immediately checked the basement. The first thing she noticed was Sean’s cell phone lying on the bed. The home screen showed some missed calls and texts from his on again - off again girlfriend Kayla. Mrs. Purcell didn’t know the password to get into the phone [...]

One Call Away From the Truth

It isn’t easy to pick up a phone and call an Investigative Company.  What do you say, how do you say it, will you be able to express your thoughts and feelings to someone you don’t know?  Is that gut feeling just a passing thought that has taken on too much of itself or is there just enough truth in it to make that call?

Believe me; Investigators all across America have heard just about every conceivable story told by their Clients.  A scenario involving a spouse, an ex-spouse, a friend, lover, family member, co-worker, boss, neighbor and even an unknown!  We have worked every type of case before and have a strategy that can assist us in obtaining factual results.  There isn’t a life [...]

December 28th, 2016|Missing Persons|

My Son was 45 Years When I met him for the First Time

Today there is no shame in placing a child up for adoption, it is encouraged and the mother who made the decision with the best interest of her newborn child is commended and her life goes on. She has nothing to hide or be ashamed of. In today’s society, people have babies outside of wedlock, some continue their relationship without getting married, some raise the child on their own, some seek assistance from their families and some make a choice to give the child a better opportunity and place them in a family environment.

My Client became pregnant when she was 17 years old, a senior in high school with a boy she had been dating for a short period of time. Not only did [...]

Hoosier Daddy – Finding a Missing Biological Father

It happens every year around Valentine’s Day. We get a couple of calls with specific requests from a spouse in finding birth parents. And that is exactly what happened with Lorraine. Her husband wanted to know how to find a birth father. His mother was involved in a short relationship and he was the result of it. To find a biological father is a lot easier due to the surname and men rarely change their last name. All the information she had was his first name and a possible last name. She never told him their relationship produced a child. She was from a very well-to-do family and her parents hid the fact that she was pregnant from their friends and convinced her to [...]

Past Brought Into the Present – Finding a Missing Person

There was this story about a WWII veteran who had dated a woman a few months in London before he was forced to leave for the Battle of Normandy in France.  After 7 decades they were reunited with the help of each of their children.

We receive many calls asking questions about one’s past loves here at International Investigators.  Our clients usually try to find them utilizing a people search type of database that only leaves them frustrated with the results.  These types of databases have a lot of information, yet nothing is verified and it is somewhat difficult to verify if the person you are looking for is the person that gets pulled up in your search.

Let’s take for instance a man who called [...]

Missing Person Search of a Long Lost Family Member

Missing Persons oftentimes aren’t really missing at all; they have just decided to lose contact with family members.  Take for instance the case where a female family member, Georgia, took off and never contacted anybody in her family with the exception of her cousin, who had recently died and did not provide any information to any other family member at the request of the missing person.  Georgia’s brother, who was gravely ill hired International Investigator to find her before he passed away.  He wanted to tell her how sorry he was for not standing up for her those many years ago.  Georgia had accused her uncle of inappropriate touching and nobody believed her because her uncle was a politician in a small town.  His [...]

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International Investigators is your first stop to finding missing heirs

It isn’t easy to lose a loved one, especially a parent. Someone who had taken care of you and now the child has become the parent. But life happens and we go forward and live on. This was exactly the case for Miranda. Miranda’s mother had just been relocated to a nursing home. She had been ill for quite some time and it was impossible for Miranda, an only child, to care for her and work a full time job. So when Miranda received the news that her mother died she was devastated. At the wake, Miranda’s over her Aunt talk about the daughter her mother had that she had given up at birth. This was before Miranda was born.

Miranda was shocked and immediately [...]