When you are looking for someone who has disappeared for any number of reasons, you need to hire someone with skills in the area of skip tracing. This type of work involves using various means to trace where a person has gone. Usually the disappearance has been intentional to avoid a bill collector, a court judgment, a process server or other things of that nature. The following are a few situations in which you may need a skip tracing investigation done.
You cannot locate an individual.
You have no idea where a person is living. Their last known address is no good, and there was no forwarding address left. At this point, the person you are trying to locate could be anywhere. A private investigator knows where to begin the search and is the best approach to take in locating someone.
One of the services offered by a private investigator firm such as ours is finding missing persons. If a person is trying to hide, a private investigator is will be the one most likely to find them.
You cannot locate a specific asset.
Skip tracing is not just for finding missing persons. You might know where a person is living, but you don’t know where a specific asset of theirs is located. This is common for lenders looking to repossess a vehicle. Although there are companies you can hire to repossess the car, this type of company will only spend a certain amount of time looking for it. Our investigation firm can locate the missing vehicle for you as well as other assets that may have gone missing.
You suspect the person is living in a certain location.
Even if there is no listed information for the person you are looking for, you may have a strong suspicion that they are living at a certain address. Perhaps it is a house or apartment of a friend or relative. This can be especially important if you are attempting to serve court papers to the individual. A private investigator can verify whether or not your suspicions are correct. In addition to this form of skip tracing, a private investigator is able to serve the court papers too.
Verify that a person has died or is incarcerated.
If you are considering using skip tracing services, but have heard rumors that the person in question has died or is in prison, we can verify this for you. Friends and relatives may attempt to protect someone from detection by claiming they are dead, but our firm can find out the truth. We can also search for someone in all state and federal prisons, as well as local jails, to find out if they have been incarcerated.
Keep in mind there are people that can be hired who are known as “skip tracers,” but the services that they offer are much less than that of a private investigation firm. Whatever your reason for needing to find a missing person, the most effective skip tracing investigation should be done by a professional firm such as ours.