News & Updates

We understand the importance in keeping you up to date with our work. Below, we will share case updates, relevant news about our charity / projects, and any noteworthy updates from or about our community of volunteers.

Isotope Analysis Results: North Sea Man

Isotope Analysis Results: North Sea Man

Isotope Analysis Update: North Sea Man In addition to the press release previously provided, we are releasing further information about the case of the North Sea Man. On 11th July 1994, a male body was found by a Police boat in the North Sea, West of the Island of...

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to communities all over the world, and to say thank you. At Locate International, we are entirely volunteer-powered, and in support of our volunteer...

Episode 2: Mary Boyle

Episode 2: Mary Boyle

Mary Boyle was just six years old when she went missing in March 1977. Her disappearance is the longest-running missing child case in Irish history. She was last seen walking to her grandparents’ farm before she seemingly vanished without a trace. The mystery...

The Missing Amongst Us, by Erin Stewart

The Missing Amongst Us, by Erin Stewart

With just a week before International Missing Children's Day, we wanted to share an extract from Erin Stewart's book; The Missing Among Us: Stories of missing persons and those left behind. Erin Stewart speaks to parents of missing children, former cult members,...

Media Team Volunteers

Media Team Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers with Marketing, Social Media, Media, PR (Press), Content & Copy, Wordpress, and Production experience. Locate International is a charity that is entirely led by volunteers. All input and time is appreciated, and there is no minimum...

International Cold Case Project: North Sea Case

International Cold Case Project: North Sea Case

For the third time this year, the International Cold Case Analysis Project (ICCAP), a cooperation between police colleges and universities under the umbrella of the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), AMBER Alert Europe, and Locate International, will...

International Cold Case Analysis Project: Update

International Cold Case Analysis Project: Update

Establishing a permanent cooperation in the International Cold Case Analysis Project (ICCAP) moves closer. For the third time this year, the International Cold Case Analysis Project (ICCAP), a cooperation between police colleges and universities under the umbrella of...

Autistic Detectives

Autistic Detectives

AUTISTIC DETECTIVES – ADVANTAGES OF AUTISM IN INVESTIGATION FictionThe success of Mark Haddon’s critically acclaimed novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, narrated from the perspective of a young autistic protagonist, marked the emergence of the...

Georgio and Katrina Police Report

Georgio and Katrina Police Report

During the last 12 months members of Locate International, have been working on an unidentified body case recovered in the Isle of Scilly in 1979. We have called the case Georgio and Katrina, and you kind find the details on our website. Georgio and Katrina From the...

Fake Child Abduction Posts on Social Media

Fake Child Abduction Posts on Social Media

We have become increasingly aware of Social Media Posts claiming that a 14-year-old girl had been reported missing after being pulled into a car, and has not been seen for 48 hours. It appears that each of these posts uses a similar type of headline, “Parents beg for...

International Partnership in Cold Case Analysis

International Partnership in Cold Case Analysis

For some years now, students have been introduced to the analysis of cold cases and long-term missing person cases at police academies and various universities worldwide. Now, the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), AMBER Alert Europe and Locate...

2020, A Year in Review

2020, A Year in Review

The team has been very busy over the last few months with lots of work going on behind the scenes despite the challenges of 2020. We are looking forward to the New Year with projects like our PodCast, TV Series, bringing new Education Partners Online, collaborative...

No Body Murders and Helen’s Law

No Body Murders and Helen’s Law

In this week's blog Jessica talks about her masters degree and her research into ‘No Body Murders’ and Helens Law When a murder is committed and the location of the victim’s body is concealed by the offender, it poses a number of unique challenges to investigators,...

How Our Students and Universities Fit The Puzzle

How Our Students and Universities Fit The Puzzle

In this weeks blog Kirsty explores her university PhD work and how this fits in with the work of Locate International. In 2018, I began my PhD which explores how cold cases, or unsolved murders, are managed and investigated by police forces in England. Although there...

Living With The Missing

Living With The Missing

“It is extremely important for the families of missing people that the police are seen to be taking the case seriously. The family is bound by their duty to do everything they can to find the missing person…” (p36, Living in Limbo: The experiences of, and impacts on,...

Community and Talent

Community and Talent

One of the founding principles of Locate has always been to involve the community and develop talent. We have built a comprehensive program alongside our university partners to harness the potential of young people in the investigative field. However, it’s not just...

Damien Nettles Case Update

Damien Nettles Case Update

On Wednesday, several bones were found in a garden of a property in Cowes, Isle of Wight. A senior Police Crime Scene Manager has viewed the images and has concluded that they are non-human. Whenever there is a discovery like this, especially in an area where there is...