Investigation Process: PHASE ONE   |   PHASE TWO

The G1 component dedicated to the discovery of information pertaining to missing and kidnapped persons was established in 2006, and we are one of the few privately owned companies in the United States which uses highly experienced investigators, including former FBI and International law-enforcement investigators, to comprehensively address the many facets of a missing persons case within the United States and worldwide.

At the onset, G1 Global retains responsibility from its client to locate their loved one and initiate an investigation focused on discovering some answers as to what may have happened to their loved one. After the client establishes their retainer with G1, they are required to complete a detailed investigative questionnaire about the case, with literally every bit of information needed for the investigation. Once G1 receives the questionnaire, an investigator is assigned.

G1 Global is operationally headquartered in New Mexico, with its administrative offices in New York, from which it networks with its international contacts throughout the world. The company provides comprehensive services, including asset protection, cyber security, consulting, intelligence, law enforcement and military training, crisis response, counter-terrorism training, executive protection, background and due diligence investigations, cold case investigations, kidnap, ransom and locating missing persons worldwide.

G1 Global customers include government entities and international organizations, as well as multinational corporations operating in high-risk environments. The company has significant operations in the United States, England, Vietnam, Thailand, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Columbia, Mexico, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Brazil, Canada, Peru and United Arab Emirates. G1 Global investigators are the best and most experienced in the world. Once assigned, they are entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating and investigating cases involving missing persons and/or unidentified living and deceased individuals. The team also has access to government investigators to reference centralized databases in many countries of missing and unidentified persons who are reported. G1 Global provides investigative and technical service, as well as access to international contacts throughout the world, which opens new doors of opportunity where cases typically run into dead ends. G1 Global is known for assuring its investigators are the best the world has to offer. G1 Global understands, by virtue of its vast experience, that a strong correlation between the need for an experienced investigator, and strong established international contacts were the two key components for a successful outcome in any investigation. In unfortunate circumstances, a case may fail due to inexperience or lack of resources. These are two obstacles G1 has overcome.

As globalization has dramatically expanded, so has the range of terrorism and organized crime activities to include kidnappings and many different types of missing persons cases. Therefore, as G1 Global and the world face transnational criminal elements, G1 has also broadened and diversified its scope and capabilities to effectively and efficiently address these types of cases as well. Traditional forms of organized crime groups have diminished and are now replaced with loose networks, who now work together in order to exploit their criminal activities. To locate missing persons you must have well-established contacts within the target country in order to be effective. For example, organized crime groups involved in kidnappings are more prevalent today than before, causing it to be an international problem for countries to address. Many countries are now forming Kidnapping Academies to train their police.


When the client establishes their retainer with G1, they are required to fill out a Missing Persons Investigative Questionnaire and return it to G1 with all necessary documents: police reports, a timeline of the circumstances of the disappearance, a list of associates, photos of the missing person, descriptions of the missing person, a background history or short biography of the missing person. Once this information is received from the client, the following tasks are conducted:

  • Review: We will evaluate client information, medical records, law enforcement statements, and prior client investigations. Thereafter, G1 will attempt to identify the cause of the disappearance, such as foul play, financial difficulties, or personal problems (whether voluntary or involuntary).
  • Analyze: We will select geographical areas of interest based on the information provided.
  • Search Site: We will develop a search strategy based on the missing person’s last two weeks of behavior before their disappearance.
  • Biographical and Psychological Analysis: We will evaluate client records as well as communicate with friends and relatives concerning the missing person’s actions from 2 to 5 years prior to the disappearance.
  • Create Missing Person Comprehensive Data Sheet: We will use this data sheet, which will contain an organized summary of the missing person’s life, to help us in locating them. This data sheet may contain medical, financial, and criminal records, among many other things.


This is the travel phase. Once the G1 investigator and the client have reviewed the completed questionnaire, the investigation will be initiated with a focus on a confirmed or general address or geographical area. Phase Two also involves traveling to the site area based on findings from Phase One. This is the investigative phase that can take months to complete. G1 Global investigators are trained to constantly communicate with the client on their daily findings and progress of the investigation. The client may, at any time, terminate the investigation.

The following activities may be conducted:

  • Locating and interviewing witnesses.
  • Interacting and working collaboratively with Non-governmental organizations, Government social service agencies, law enforcement, and the local community.
  • Searching intensively for additional physical or circumstantial evidence relating to the disappearance.