It’s always great when a story in the news has a happy ending for a change. Last month, a father of five who had been considered a missing person for over 2 months was located, thanks to the hard work and determination of an experienced private investigator. He has since been reunited with his family, who were overjoyed at the outcome of what could have been a tragic case.
37 year old Oliver Pareece Jones, a Colorado native, was last seen on April 5th shopping at a Wal-Mart store in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. At the time of his disappearance, the divorced father was visiting relatives while considering a possible relocation to the area. Then, suddenly, he vanished, leaving his family members heartbroken and worried.
Prior to his disappearance, Jones had been the victim of a mugging and assault outside a local nightclub. He was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with a concussion and possible amnesia, which it is speculated to be the cause of his ultimate disappearance. Jones had checked himself out of the hospital before doctors could complete treatment and apparently stopped at Wal-Mart on his way home.
The man’s family hired a private investigator to help locate their loved one. The PI was successful in located Jones in Mexico just a few weeks ago. It’s unclear at this time how Jones ended up across the border, nor has his condition or circumstances under which he was located been revealed. The investigator has confirmed, however, that Jones has since flown back to Denver where he was happily reunited with his family members.
Having a loved one go missing is one of the most heart-wrenching situations one can experience. While not every case may have such a joyous conclusion, working with an experienced private investigator can help friends and family members get the answers they need. If you’re missing someone and law enforcement either cannot or has been unsuccessful in locating them, give us a call to learn how we can help.