Runaway Investigations

Nationwide Legal Investigations and Marc J. Tropeano PI are experts in Runaway Investigations. 

Police departments have a large number of resources, although those resources can, at times be stretched thin. Will a police department be able to focus on your runaway child? You need someone who will work on finding your missing or lost child consistently, diligently, and quickly without distractions. Nationwide Legal Investigations and their experienced private investigators can get information from many different locations without dealing with jurisdictional matters.

We can save valuable time in a missing child investigation. At Nationwide Legal Investigations we have resources as well as sources that provide us information and contacts that might be more comfortable for you to discuss your private information with, rather than dealing with possible repercussions from the police. We can get important information about the whereabouts of your child, and we can get this information quickly and efficiently.

Our Runaway private investigations division uses the latest in technology in determining the location of your child. Regardless of whether your child is a runaway or has been taken, someone will be looking over their shoulder for possible law enforcement activity, knowing that the police are looking for your child. However, no one will be looking and watching for private investigators. If your child has run away or has gone missing, please quickly do the following first:

  • Call the Police Immediately
  • Call your Child’s School to notify them
  • Notify Family and Friends
  • Post a picture, description, and last known location of your missing child on social media
  • Report your Missing Child to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at
  • Keep your lost child’s cell phone or debit/credit card active
  • Call Hospitals
  • Call Nationwide Legal Investigations as soon as you have completed the following steps for further steps to finding your missing child.

Marc J. Tropeano and his experienced private investigators understand you are in a challenging & emotional situation. It is vital you act quickly so we can find your missing child. Nationwide Legal Investigations understands that having a runaway or missing child is one of the parent’s deepest fears. Not knowing where your child is located is devastating.

Our private investigators are dedicated to finding your lost or runaway child quickly by using all of our available resources efficiently. It is imperative you Do not wait. Time is of the essence when looking for a runaway or lost child. Every minute may put more distance between you and your child. Every minute may put your child at even more risk if they are in danger. Every minute can make your child harder to find.


  • On average more than 800,000 people are reported as missing. Between 85%-90% are minors
  • One in seven young people between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away
  • Youths ages 12 to 17 are more at risk of homelessness than adults
  • 75% of runaways are female
  • Estimates of the number of pregnant homeless girls are between 6% and 22%
  • Between 20% & 40% percent of homeless youth identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (GLBTQ)
  • 46% of runaway and homeless youth reported being physically abused, 38% reported being emotionally abused, and 17% reported being forced into unwanted sexual activity by a family or household member
  • 75% of homeless or runaway youth have dropped out of school or will drop out of school

Did you know?

One in six endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims. 86% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.

We are rated #1 in California for finding missing persons of all ages! 

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Our Process

1. Initial Free Case Evaluation

Our agents are on standby 24/7 to provide you with a detailed, comprehensive strategy for all your investigative needs..

2. Investigative Briefing

Once retained, our investigators will be thoroughly briefed on all the details related to your case.

3. Case Management

Our highly skilled agents will handle your matter from start to finish with the utmost professionalism while remaining 100% discreet.

4. Professional Recommendations

At the conclusion of your case and after thorough review, our team will steer you in the right direction whether it be legal or non-legal.

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