What would you do if your child was missing?

What would you do if your child was missing?

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    What would you do if your child was missing?

    The news is peppered with stories of missing children. The latest is

    FOXNews.com - Cops: Missing Nevada Woman 'Has Fallen Off the Face of the Earth' - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

    But what would you do if your child was missing? Obviously, short of being in law enforcement or extremely rich, you do not have the resources available to conduct a search.

    I really feel for these parents as there is not a lot they can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    I really feel for these parents as there is not a lot they can do.
    I respectfully disagree. Most of these parents do not know what they can do, or how to do it.

    I routinely conduct investigations that yield faster results than the police for a variety of reasons, most of which stem from their workload, priorities of their jobs vs. yours, etc.

    I can't tell you how many times I've handed the police a case on a silver platter only to be warned that if I go any further with it they'll prosecute me for interference. Then they take my case and make the paper. Fine.

    The police in my area do a damned fine job of solving cases, but they are on a schedule and have many other cases to work (one detective I know has a caseload in the triple digits).

    If my child goes missing I'll contact the police, FBI if it's obviously kidnapping, etc. Then I do what I do, 24x7x365.

    You should never underestimate what you can do. I remember the police informing me there was a dead-end on a case. A store security manager couldn't find the video of a guy using our company credit card. Five minutes on the phone and five minutes in person and I had the video in my hand. Never stop trying. Never assume the Police will be successful. Never assume anyone else has as much riding on finding your child as you do (I guarantee you, they do not).
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    Man I cannot imagine having to deal with that kind of problem but I sure would do everything in my power to find my son or daughter. I've helped a friend look for a daughter that snuck out one night only to find out that she was with her boyfriend. Until she was found I was checking irrigation ditches in the area that clamed the life of another teenage couple doing stupid things after dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    Obviously, short of being in law enforcement or extremely rich, you do not have the resources available to conduct a search.
    Respectively, this statement is not entirely correct. Many Search and Rescue Dog Teams, such as the one I belong to, do not charge the families or departments. All of our team members are trained volunteers. Occasionally we are reimbursed for our travel expenses or the department will put us in up in a hotel. For legal reasons, the PD must request our assistance. We survive from our own pockets and occasional fund raisers.

    I hope this information helps clarify things a bit.

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    I'd go look for them, assuming I liked them.
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    And I appreciate the volunteers! I've worked with search/rescue dogs, and even cadaver dogs, they're amazing, and save the public tons of money in the long run!
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    anything i could to find him, the thought of something happening to
    my son scares the #*%* out of me.
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    Access their GPS data from the cell that I bought them and they carry all the time, but then the youngest is 21 now and has his CCW as they all do. Dad always kept a watchful eye on them... a lot closer eye than they ever realized.
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