Case Study | Child Abduction | International Kidnapping |
When you child goes missing, every moment is agony until they are found, and a private investigator is an ideal candidate to bring you answers.
Child Abduction | International Kidnapping
When you child goes missing, every moment is agony until they are found.
Imagine if your child hadn’t simply wandered away in the grocery store, but had been kidnapped and flown across an ocean away from you. A desperate mother in a Western European country experienced that nightmare when her American husband kidnapped her two children and fled the jurisdiction with them in tow, launching an international missing child case.
The mother initially made all the correct moves, including contacting law enforcement and filing a report, reaching out to the American embassy and accomplished lawyers in her jurisdiction, and searching for organizations that are knowledgeable about these cases.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation became involved when news arrived that a non-custodial American parent had kidnapped the children. The mother waited, but did not receive any updates about her children. Taking initiative, she reached out to the Committee for Missing Children, which provides resource and supports parents in crisis when their child goes missing. This was how the mother found Lauth Investigations and learned that our CEO, Thomas Lauth is one of the nation’s foremost experts in missing children and adults. After interviewing the mother, family members, and other relevant witnesses in the case, Lauth investigators were able to contact the father’s family in America. After some surveillance, investigators were able to locate the children in North Carolina after only two days—six weeks after the onset of the investigation.