A Client of ours who had been communicating with an old schoolmate via
Facebook became concerned when she had not heard from her friend in
over a month. The friend lived in another state and was in a
relationship with a man who had a past history of domestic violence.
The Client wanted us to locate her friend and pass on a note to her.
In addition, the Client wanted to make sure she was OK, not injured
and to let her know that she was available if her friend ever needed
ICS suggested the best course of action would be to conduct
surveillance at the Subject's residence, and attempt to get the
Subject to answer the door to deliver the message.
Details of the Case:
The investigator arrived in the Subject’s neighborhood in the early
morning hours and gained entrance to the gated community. He observed
two vehicles parked in the driveway of the subject’s residence.
Shortly after, the Subject came outside to dispose of garbage. It was
unknown if the Subject’s partner was home or inside at this time so
the investigator thought it would be best to hold off on making
Around 8 AM the following morning, the investigator attempted to enter
the community but the gate was closed. He went to the security guard
on pretext that he was a yard maintenance worker, and security let
him through the gate. After about an hour, both the Subject and a
male walked out of the house. They hugged and the male got into one
of the vehicles and drove away.
The Investigator walked to the house and rang the doorbell. Not
before long, the Subject answered. The Investigator identified
himself and relayed the Client's message. Discreet photos were taken
of the Subject during this conversation. She told the Investigator
that she was OK and that things were going well and she didn't feel
like she was in harm’s way by her boyfriend at all. She further
stated that she hadn’t been on Facebook because of her busy
schedule, but advised the investigator that she would make contact
with the Client to let her know she was doing well.
The resulting report and photo evidence were both sent to the Client, who was delighted that her friend was doing fine and that she looked healthy and well in the