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Welcome to Locate International

Locate International is a UK Registered Charity 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 Universities, Law Enforcement Agencies, the Police and the families of those missing.

Current Appeals

A Tall Mystery

You can help solve a murder investigation by simply thinking about any 6’4″-6’6″ (193-198cm) white male you may have lost contact with. This man was found weighted down in the North Sea in July 1994, having suffered a catastrophic blow to the side of the head and rib cage. This is an ongoing investigation led by the specialist homicide team in Wilhemshaven, Germany.

‘North Sea Man’ had a name in life, and we’d like your help in returning it to him in death. 

Port Logan Woman

You can help identify a woman whose body was recovered from the high tide line on Port Logan beach, Dumfries and Galloway on 22nd November 2006. We are referring to her as Port Logan Woman, but in life she would have had a name. We would like your help in returning this to her.

Port Logan Woman was between 4’11” and 5’4″ tall and between 30 – 50 years of age in 2006, although she may have been older. She is believed to have been in the water for up to 6 months so she may have gone missing in the spring or summer of 2006.
While Port Logan Woman was found in south west Scotland, it may be that she had lived in, spent time in, or had travelled to or from Ireland.

Vauxhall Woman

Not everyone who passes away are as famous as Elvis. Some people die with no name and barely a comment.

If you were in London in 1977 you could help solve the mystery of  the Lady in the Thames. Young, smartly dressed and found in the water near Vauxhall Bridge, the lady in the Thames has remained nameless since 1977. Someone’s daughter, someone’s work colleague and likely someone’s friend, we want to find anyone who may recognise her and can give her a name.

Were you living or working in London in the 1970’s? Does this lady remind you of someone you once knew and have lost touch with?

Current Projects

The National Cold Case Analysis Project combines people and resources from universities and communities across the UK . Teams help ensure every missing or unidentified persons cold case receives the highest quality investigation at no cost.  

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The International Cold Case Analysis Project brings university students and forensic & investigative specialists together to help advance cold cases. Cold cases are a global issue & we provide a cross-border solution through international collaboration.

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The Locate Challenge Lab connects people, ideas and resources to solve real-world problems. Be part of a globally diverse team and use your skills and experience evolve ideas that make the world a safer place. Interested in getting involved or supporting our work?

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We provide our volunteers with a comprehensive, modular training programme to equip them with the skills, attributes & experience necessary to undertake cold case review and investigation and a range of research based work, advocacy and ideas development. 

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