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 [...]

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    International Investigators is your first stop to finding missing heirs

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 [...]

Bail Bond Recovery Agents Use Private Investigators, Too

Fugitive recovery is not something we here at International Investigators do. We leave the actual fugitive recovery to the bail recovery agent or the local authorities. However, we do work for fugitive recovery agents when they have someone who has skipped out or gone missing.

Our involvement is in locating the whereabouts of those “missing” people – and we’ve got a reputation for being good at it. We know how to find a missing person because we have had years of experience doing it and we stay on the cutting edge of technology to know how to use it to its best use in finding people.

You would be surprised at all the reasons someone might have for finding a missing person:

Estranged family member
Former boyfriend, girlfriend [...]

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    Missing Person Search Requires Tenacity, Skill and Experience for Success

Missing Person Search Requires Tenacity, Skill and Experience for Success

Private investigators have been part of our culture for more than 150 years. And just like every other aspect of change and growth, the expectations and the skill set of investigators continue to evolve. Long time investigative firm, International Investigators, has been on the cutting edge of changes in the industry.

For many years, investigators tailed cheating spouses or provided surveillance photos of employees suspected of workers compensation fraud. Company owners requested proof of a person doing strenuous work at home or dancing in a bar but later claiming they were so injured on a job that they required workman’s compensation. And they still do that kind of surveillance.

However, thumbing through public records in court house basements is now a rare occurrence in regard to [...]

To Find a Missing Person, Create Links

Private investigators are called in to find missing persons in many situations. Sometimes police cases are still open and sometimes they have gone cold. Here at International Investigators we are known for our ability in finding people. But sometimes there is a cruel twist that is heartbreaking for families.

One such instance was a case we came into after the fact. An 8-year-old boy, we’ll call Josh, had gone missing 14 years prior and the police case had gone cold. There had not been any new leads in more than five years. Then all of a sudden, a call came in from a law enforcement agency in Europe. A young man had come in and told the story of how he was Josh and had [...]

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    A Dogged Determination is a Characteristic of Researchers in a Missing Person Investigation

A Dogged Determination is a Characteristic of Researchers in a Missing Person Investigation

The investigators at International Investigators, Inc. are known in Indiana and beyond for their ability and knowledge in how to locate people. It could be finding a missing heir or other areas of people search.

It takes diligence, patience and creativity to track people who have lost touch and don’t have details about the person they are trying to locate.

We didn’t know the circumstances behind the story of how a recent caller had lost touch of her adult son, but we did know he was heavy on her mind. She insisted that even though she had observed someone who looked like him twice in the last week. This person was on a busy street and both times she attempted to catch up with him, but [...]

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    International Investigators Knows How to Find Missing Persons

International Investigators Knows How to Find Missing Persons

International Investigators is well-known in central Indiana for finding people. We know how to locate people not only in central Indiana, but across the nation and overseas as well. There are many reasons we have been asked to undertake take a missing person search, including:

Disappearance under suspicious circumstances
Suspected runaways
Locating heir to an estate
Family seeking other known family members
Persons seeking unknown biological family, parents

A successful missing person investigation does not always return the answers a client wants. The family we find may not wish to meet the person seeking them, the missing person could be deceased or ill. Our goal is to find a person and report the information we uncover. Just because we find the person, does not mean they wish to be found [...]

Fugitive Recovery Requires Finding a Missing Person

Family members are not the only people who come to International Investigators asking for our help in finding a missing person. Recently we were called by a group of fugitive recovery agents.

In this case, the fugitive recovery agent was employed by a bail bondsman who had provided the funds for a person whose bond was set really high. Like many cases, we received only the basic information and few of the details. The accused skipped town and did not show for the first court hearing. The bail bond company was going to have to pay the high bond if they were unable to bring the accused to the court within a specified number of days.

After an unsuccessful week, they called us. There was a [...]

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    Missing Heirs or Unknown Heirs Are Traceable with International Investigators

Missing Heirs or Unknown Heirs Are Traceable with International Investigators

International Investigators has a reputation for being able to locate missing heirs or people. Usually it is because a family member is trying to reconnect with another family member who has not been in contact for a long time. But other situations arise where we are asked to find people like the case of the veteran who died not remembering he had an insurance policy and hadn’t seen any family for more than 55 years.

The veteran was quite elderly and had moved into a nursing home because he needed care. When he passed, his bank acted as executor and discovered he was the owner of an insurance policy that had been purchased in the late 1940s. It was now worth more than a half [...]

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    How Well Do You Remember? Missing Person Investigation Starts with Accurate Information

How Well Do You Remember? Missing Person Investigation Starts with Accurate Information

There are many reasons to find a person from your past. International Investigators was recently called in on a case involving an elderly man. He wasn’t ill. In fact, he was pretty spry for his age – at least physically. His spirits were pretty low because he had several children he hadn’t had contact with in more than 40 years.

He didn’t really think of it as a missing person search, he saw it more as a search for some people he had lost. He had married a girl in the ‘50s when they were both teenagers. Very quickly they had three children. The marriage didn’t last and the couple divorced early in the ‘60s. He hadn’t seen the three children – 2 girls and [...]