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Runaway Investigations

Runaway InvestigationsLaw enforcement agencies, while possessing extensive resources, may face limitations in allocating adequate attention to locating a runaway child due to stretched resources. Nathans Investigations recognizes the urgency and sensitivity of such cases, offering dedicated private investigators for Florida runaway investigations. Our team operates without jurisdictional constraints, efficiently obtaining information from diverse sources. Choosing Nathans Investigations ensures consistent, diligent, and swift efforts to find your missing or lost child, free from potential distractions faced by police departments. Our approach values your privacy, utilizing resources and contacts that offer a more comfortable environment for discussing sensitive information than with law enforcement.

In a missing child investigation, time is of the essence. While law enforcement activity may be anticipated, the discreet presence of private investigators can be more effective in ensuring your child’s safety. If your child has run away or is missing, take immediate action by following these steps.

Responding When Your Child Has Run Away or Is Missing
  • Call the Police Immediately: Promptly contact law enforcement to report your child as missing or having run away.
  • Call your Child’s School to Notify Them: Inform the school authorities about your missing child to ensure their awareness and cooperation.
  • Notify Family and Friends: Reach out to close relatives and friends, providing them with information about your missing child.
  • Post a Picture, Description, and Last Known Location on Social Media: Utilize social media platforms to share a photo, detailed description, and the last known location of your missing child seeking community assistance.
  • Report Your Missing Child with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: Visit to officially report your missing child, increasing the scope of assistance.
  • Keep Your Lost Child’s Cell Phone or Debit/Credit Cards Active: Maintain the activity of your child’s phone and financial cards to aid in tracking their location and activities.
  • Call Hospitals: Contact local hospitals to check if your missing child has been admitted or received medical attention.

Nathans Investigations’ team of private investigators recognizes the challenging and emotional nature of your situation. Acting swiftly is crucial to locating your missing child. We understand that having a runaway or missing child is a parent’s profound fear, and the uncertainty of your child’s whereabouts can be devastating. Our dedicated private investigators are committed to efficiently utilizing all available resources to find your lost or runaway child swiftly.

Delaying is not an option. Time is of the essence in the search for a runaway or lost child. Every passing minute may increase the distance between you and your child, elevate potential risks if they are in danger, and make finding your child more challenging. Take immediate action with Nathans Investigations to ensure the best chance of a quick and successful reunion with your child.

Facts about Missing and Runaway Individuals
  • High Incidence: On average, more than 800,000 people are reported as missing, with 85%-90% being minors.
  • Youth Runaways: One in seven young people between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away.
  • Risk of Homelessness: Youths ages 12 to 17 face a higher risk of homelessness compared to adults.
  • Gender Disparity: 75% of runaways are female.
  • Pregnant Homeless Girls: Estimates suggest that between 6% and 22% of homeless girls are pregnant.
  • GLBTQ Youth: Between 20% and 40% percent of homeless youth identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (GLBTQ).
  • Abuse Statistics: 46% of runaway and homeless youth report physical abuse, 38% report emotional abuse, and 17% report being forced into unwanted sexual activity by a family or household member.
  • Education Impact: 75% of homeless or runaway youth have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out.

In 2016, one in six endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children were probable victims of sex trafficking. Of these potential sex trafficking victims, 86% were under the care of social services or foster care at the time of their disappearance.

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Missing Children – Emergency Response – Quick Reference Guide (English)
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Missing Child – Emergency Response – Quick Reference Guide (Spanish)
Emergency Spanish.pdf
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A family Survival Guide (English)
When Your Child is Missing- A Family Survival Guide
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A Family Survival Guide (Spanish)
When Your Child is Missing- A Family Survival Guide
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