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.

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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.

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Communities are one of the greatest assets in missing person investigations. Please send us an email if you'd like to join our teams of dedicated and talented people applying their time and skills to help police and families on unsolved missing people cases.

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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.

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Locate International – Centre for Missing People Investigation

Locate International is a UK Registered Charity.

We are 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.

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.