5 Ways to Find Missing and Hiding People

5 Ways to Find Missing and Hiding PeopleWhen you lose something in your house, like your keys or the remote control, searching becomes infuriating because you know unequivocally that this item could not have just vanished. You retrace your steps, you quiz others who might have seen the item in question, and you peer under the sofa. When a person goes missing it can seem impossible to track them down. The good news is that people, like your keys, do not typically vanish without a trace. There are simple steps that can help find missing or hiding people from Scottsdale Arizona to all of the way across the country.

1. The first step in finding a missing person may involve filing a missing persons report with the Scottsdale Police Department, however the police are very limited in what actions they are legally allowed to take to find someone. People, especially adults, with no disabilities, medical conditions, or who are not believed to be victims of foul play have every right to go wherever they please under the law. If a person is located as a result of a missing persons report, the police department will notify the party who filed the report and ensure the safety of the missing person, but they cannot reveal the missing person’s whereabouts without their consent.

Here is a list of police stations in Scottsdale Arizona:

Police Headquarters
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

District 1
7601 E. McKellips Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

District 2
3700 N. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

District 3
9065 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

District 4
20363 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

2. The Maricopa Superior Court System has a comprehensive and searchable database of court cases heard in the county. If a case has been heard against the missing person it can provide valuable information as to where the person is currently or possibly a next step in finding someone who has seen the person in question. The records are updated daily as cases are heard in the county. You can search the Maricopa Superior Court Docket here: www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket

3. The internet can be an incredibly valuable tool for narrowing down a search for a person who is missing or in hiding. With only scant pieces of information it can be possible to locate addresses, aliases, current or past employers, or photos. Social media can be a place to find information about the missing person’s friends and relatives and possibly even about the person themselves. Even someone trying to hide is bound to have a photo snapped every now and then.

4. Friends and family members usually know better than anyone else where a person is likely to lay low. No one knows a person like their family. It is also unlikely that someone will be able to go far without some kind of support to help them on their way. It is easy enough to run, but avoiding all contact with support groups is difficult even for those most eager to stay hidden.

5. A person on the run will more than likely contact someone they know, but those in touch with the person in question may be hesitant to reveal that detail. Often it may be possible to glean important clues about a missing person simply by observing those people they are most likely to contact. Surveillance is the most direct and often the most effective way to track down a missing person.

It can be difficult to find someone who may not want to be found, but it is not impossible. There are several valuable resources in and around Scottsdale Arizona to aid in the search for anyone anywhere.

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Veritas Associates, LLC
9832 N Hayden Rd, Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Office: 480-294-0911
Email: jmgordon@veritasintell.com

7633 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 207-B
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-2908 USA
Phone: (480) 269-0027

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