If you’ve been missing someone in your life for a while now, are you any closer to finding them?
Whether you lost touch or the person wanted to get away from you and others, tracking them down can be possible.
So, what resources should you turn to when trying to find someone?
Going Online is a Good Option
When you want to find someone missing in your life, here are three ways to go about it:
- Using the Internet – One option is to go online and put the Internet to work for you. For example, if you think a person ran afoul of the law and is in California, you could opt for a CDCR inmate locator. This allows you to search for inmates by name. In doing so, you could move closer to locating the person you are in search of. Your relative or friend may be behind bars for any number of reasons. If you do find them here, you may be able to reach out to them. The Internet is also useful so you can look up the name of one missing in your life to see if they are on social media. Countless individuals have profiles on Facebook, Instagram and other such social platforms. You may get lucky and find them on social media with only a little search effort on your end. Once you do find them, you may be able to contact them. If they have a locked account, see if you can send them a request to allow you to follow them.
- Reaching out to people you know – You can also reach out to people you know when trying to track another person down. Whether family or friends, ask them if they know where the person you want to find is located. Someone you know may have contact with the person you want to find. Send the former a text, email or call them. If you are looking for someone you once worked with, do you still work at that company or have contacts there? Someone at the company may keep in touch with the person you want to find. If you are looking for a former high school or college classmate, you can reach out to others who were in the same class.
- Trying the media – One other option would be to see if the person has had interaction with the media over the years. This can be through newspaper articles, interviews on television and more. In a worst-case scenario, you may find the person through a newspaper obituary. If you know the last town or city the person lived in, see if you can find the local newspaper there. They may be able to help you in your pursuit.
It also important to remember that not all people want to be found at the end of the day.
For one reason or another, they may have gone away and want to stay out of the limelight.
So, will you be successful in finding someone missing in your life?