Understanding Missing Person Cases

What Happens When Someone Goes Missing

When a person goes missing, it can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for their family and loved ones. At Night Owl Reconnaissance, we understand the complexity of missing person cases and work with families and law enforcement to bring missing persons home. In this page, we’ll provide an overview of what typically happens when someone goes missing and how the family, law enforcement, and our organization are involved in the search.

The Family’s Role:

When a loved one goes missing, the family is often the first to notice their absence. The family should immediately contact the police and report the missing person. They should provide as much information as possible, including the person’s name, age, physical description, last known location, and any other relevant details. The family can also reach out to organizations like Night Owl Reconnaissance for additional assistance and support. Many organizations will not assist with missing person cases unless it has already been reported to the police, so that is a necessary step to take to make the most progress.

Law Enforcement’s Role:

Once law enforcement is notified of a missing person, they will initiate an investigation. This may involve searching the person’s last known location, interviewing family members and friends, and gathering information from the public. They will also work closely with organizations like Night Owl Reconnaissance to leverage their expertise and resources in the search.

Night Owl Reconnaissance’s Role:

As a non-profit organization dedicated to finding missing persons, Night Owl Reconnaissance plays a critical role in the search. Our team of detectives and forensic experts will conduct their own investigation, working closely with law enforcement and the family to gather information and search for the missing person. We may also leverage our technology, specialized techniques, and database resources to aid in the search.


Missing person cases can be complex and challenging, but with the right resources and expertise, we can significantly add to the substance of a missing persons investigation. The family, law enforcement, and organizations like Night Owl Reconnaissance all play a crucial  role in the search for missing persons. We are committed to using our expertise and resources to help bring missing persons home and provide support to the families affected by these cases.