We offer a free and independent review and investigation service for the families of missing people. Our team of specialists in unsolved murder and serious crime investigations apply innovative solutions to advance missing people cases.

Active Search

Active Search collates all unsolved missing or unidentified people in the UK and Ireland. Our highly interdisciplinary team work together to ensure information is gathered, analysed and turned into action to help solve missing and unidentified people cases.


Local knowledge can be one of the greatest assets in missing people cases. We have developed a model that involves working with volunteers from the local community to harness their knowledge and help advance the cases we are working on.


We are working with the universities of South Wales and Central Lancashire, on a talent development programme. Teams of students take on real world challenges side by side with specialists on unsolved missing people cases.

About Us

Locate International is a community interest company dedicated to helping families of unsolved missing person cases, find their loved ones.

We do this by building teams of specialists from different disciplines and volunteers from local communities. The teams investigate and review the cases to ensure that all that can reasonably be done, has and is being done.

Our service is carried out at no cost to families. 

We consider unsolved cases collectively to better understand the issues, commonalities and how missing person investigations can be advanced.

Locate International operates in partnership with  Devon and Cornwall Police, Universities of South Wales, Central Lancashire and Leeds Beckett.

Latest Investigations

Charles Horvath-Allan

Charles Horvath-Allan

Charles has been missing for over 31 years after disappearing in Kelowna, Canada. Since that time he has had no contact with friends or family. His family have never given up the search for Charles.

Damien Nettles

Damien Nettles disappeared from the Isle of Wight, UK on November 2, 1996 when he was 16. The investigation into his disappearance has been ongoing ever since, with five men arrested in 2011, although no charges have been brought.

Chad Gibson

Chad was last seen in Newquay, Cornwall around 6 pm on Saturday 19th December 2015. After this time Chad disappeared. He had been seen in St Austell Town Centre, Cornwall on the morning and early afternoon that day.