Private investigator reveals the number one reason people vanish without a trace – and it has nothing to do with murder
- First week of August marks start of the annual National Missing Persons Week
- Sydney private investigator has shared insight into why some people disappear
- Many have financial issues, are domestic violence victims or want fresh start
- Amy Elliott often breaks news to families that loved ones don’t want to be found
One of Australia’s leading private investigators has opened up about why people go to desperate lengths to disappear and ensure they’re not seen by loved ones again.
While the vast majority of missing persons reported to police nationwide are found safe and well, many families spend years searching for answers.
National Inquiry Agency is a private investigation firm specialising in location searches and missing persons.
While the Sydney firm also conducts background checks, process serving and investigations for corporate clients and debt collectors, it’s the missing person cases that are close to director Amy Elliott’s heart.
The private eye has investigated numerous cases where someone has vanished in a bid to run from their debts, an abusive partner or simply just to start a new life elsewhere.
‘As soon as I found out there are financial problems with the person who has gone missing, I can usually pinpoint the reason or purpose for their disappearance,’ the qualified solicitor told 9 Honey.
‘Most of the time, the person retreats to where they know and somewhere they can hide. They’ll go to their grassroots.’
The first thing Ms Elliott does with a new case is a probe into the missing person’s social media before getting basic details to identify them.
While the company’s main objective is to give clients peace of mind, it also means Ms Elliott and her team are often a bearer of bad news.
She recalled tracking down one woman who vanished and cut off ties loved ones by changing everything about herself – including her name, phone number and lifestyle.
‘She just wanted to cut ties completely. And her family just wanted to make sure that she was alive,’ Ms Elliott recalled.
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