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Skip Trace Kitchener Missing Person Locate

Kitchener Private Investigators are often tasked with locating missing persons in Kitchener ON. These types of cases can also be called “locates” or “skip tracing.” The clients hiring a Kitchener Private Investigator for a missing person case are typically friends, family members, or associates of the missing person. In the case of “skip tracing,” the client will often be an ON insurance agency or a debt collection agency.

With an ON insurance locate, the subject of the missing person case will often be involved in alleged fraud. Obviously, with a Kitchener missing person case regarding debt, the subject is needed to be located to settle their debt. However, there are also many local Kitchener business deals that turn sour and create victims of business wrongdoings. These victims will also use “skip tracing” to locate the guilty party. One of the most common missing persons case a Kitchener PI will work is missing children. Experienced and capable Kitchener Investigators know how to find a missing person or missing children. Kitchener Private Investigators can use many avenues to locate a missing person, such as Cyber Investigations, interviewing, and surveillance.

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How to Track Down a Missing Person in Kitchener

Kitchener cyber background investigations will often be the first place a Kitchener Private Investigator starts when attempting to find a missing person in Ontario.

  • Many articles on this topic will state that a Kitchener missing person Investigator will start with investigating the subject’s network of known associates and spread outward from there. However, this is not entirely accurate.

The client will often have unique and intimate information regarding the missing person. The Kitchener Private Investigator will use this information to determine how to start the missing person investigation. The client should also be able to provide the missing persons Investigator with the subject’s online information. This can be things such as, social media accounts and emails. This is a great way for the Kitchener missing persons Investigator to establish “Anchor” points when beginning the missing person case.

How do Kitchener Private Investigators Find Missing Persons?

Utilizing interviewing for a missing person case is just as it sounds. The Kitchener missing persons Investigator will gather information on individuals that appear to have knowledge on the subject’s whereabouts and then interview them.

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The method of interviewing can be,

  1. in-person in Kitchener

  2. through telephone

  3. communicating via the internet

Attempting to locate the missing person in via a Kitchener PI service overtly or covertly will depend on if the Investigator wants the subject to know that they are trying to be located. If the subject is purposely missing (skip trace) in order to avoid consequences for their past actions, the Kitchener missing persons Investigator is probably not going to want to alert them of the missing persons investigation. This can be done by the Kitchener Investigator with skilled interviewing techniques.

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Find Missing Family Members in Kitchener Via Surveillance

Surveillance is used when the missing persons Investigator has known locations in Kitchener that the subject/ family member might be located at, or perhaps known associates of the missing person. In order for the Kitchener missing persons Investigator to properly perform surveillance, they will need complete and up to date information regarding the missing person.

This information can be things such as,

  • up do date photos of the missing person and associates


  • vehicle information

Surveillance requires a lot of time and resources. If a skilled and experienced Kitchener missing persons Investigator decides that surveilling a location in Kitchener ON is needed, there is a good chance that the surveillance will provide valuable information to the missing person case. This can be providing the next step in the Kitchener missing person investigation or finding the missing person altogether.

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