Gender makes a difference in how to find missing persons successfully. Men are more easily tracked down. Why is that so? When conducting a missing person search on a woman, you have different paths to follow, such as:
Name changes – Since women traditionally take the surname of their male spouse, they can have several different names during their lifetime – depending on how many times they marry. That makes it a challenge to find missing persons. A marriage could be ended through divorce, death or even just running away and hiding. There are a lot of clues and documentation that would uncover the facts, but it requires a great deal of hands-on, persistent determination to move from county to county and state to state reviewing records, newspaper archives and conducting interviews.
Residences – Connecting from one surname to another is challenging and can sometimes be bridged through a timeline of residences. Again, this often requires a great deal of legwork, contacting and interviewing former neighbors or family members that have been uncovered.
Children – Sometimes birth records can confirm the identity of the mother – if the information on the birth certificate is accurate and true. Other times a birth certificate can help us find a person who is a step-child, confirming the woman is a parent to that person through marriage. In our work, International Investigators has discovered that it is not uncommon for step-siblings to lose touch with former step-parents or step-siblings. In those cases, an interview might not lead us directly to the person we seek, but might give us information that benefits our missing person investigation.
Experience and knowledge about the resources available are critical to finding people, especially women. That’s why International Investigators has such a good success rate and reputation. We know how to locate people. We know what it takes and we do what it takes to find a missing person.
There are many different circumstances as to why a person is being sought and why the person is missing. Not only is a professional investigator best at finding the missing person, they are objective, which means they are respectful of both the client and the subject’s wishes for privacy. In some instances, one side does not wish to meet the other and in those situations messages and answers can be relayed. Other times both sides seek a meeting or reconciliation and then information can be provided to facilitate that outcome.
-T. Wilcox, CEO, International Investigators
-B. McGinley, Director of Operations, International Investigators