Archive for May 1st, 2007

Tiffany Sessions

There is a new lead according to First Coast News in Florida concerning the disappearance of Tiffany Sessions from the University of Florida on  February 9, 1989.

The lead investigator on the case, Agent Larry Ruby, of FDLE, says there is a new hope from a new lead.I’ve always told people when we solve Tiffany’s case, it will be the last day I work,” says Ruby.Ruby has been assigned to Tiffany’s case for the last 15 years. Ruby says a month ago, a new lead came in to his office. He says it actually surfaced back in 1996, but this time he says there is promising information. “It’s nice to chase somebody instead of a ghost,” says Ruby.

Ruby says the person he is investigating lives on the First Coast. He lived in Gainesville at the time Tiffany disappeared and he was also a long time student of University of Florida.

One disturbing fact mentioned in the article was that her mother Hilary Sessions, a director of Child Protection Education Of America, in the last 18 years has viewed more than 170 dead bodies in the event one was her daughter.

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The abduction of  Trenton Duckett and the disappearance least year of Elian Majano had a few people asking whether to use Private Investigators or not.

In the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication “When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide” they offer this advice:

Private Detectives

If the immediate search is not successful, you may be tempted to try almost anything. Some parents turn to private detectives to aid in the search. Consider hiring a private detective or investigator only if you are convinced that he or she can do something better or different than what is being done by law enforcement. Be certain that you are not simply wasting money that could be spent more productively in another way. If you decide to use a private detective, the following tips can help:

  • Always ask for and check references to find out if the investigator is legitimate.
  • Be wary of people who say they can bring your child back immediately for a specific sum of money. If you run into this situation, report it to law enforcement.
  • Make sure you are paying a reasonable rate. Insist that the investigator itemize expenses.
  • Make sure the detective has experience working with law enforcement. Law enforcement must be notified immediately of any leads you receive from a private investigator.

Inform your assigned law enforcement investigator about your decision to hire a private investigator. In most instances, this individual will need to talk to law enforcement before becoming involved in the case.



At the Project Jason-Voice for the Missing  site the topic was discussed earlier in April in a special guest post.

What you should know if you are seriously considering hiring a private investigator.

Considering a Private Investigator, Part I

You have made the decision to hire a private investigator. What do you need to know?

Considering a Private Investigator, Part II

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