I plan to spend the next decade teaching my son Davy how to look for missing children on the Internet. Davy is still only 2 years old, but I am building this business for him, little by little. I am a firm believer that work is good for children, and I hope that Davy will be running this web site within 10 years time, and that it will help provide for him and allow him to live free in the midst of noble endeavors.

Even before I became a father, I carried a special place in my heart for those fathers and mothers whose children disappear, or those parents who do not know where their children are, or what they are doing.

Of course, the worst case scenario, stolen by a stranger, is the nightmare in its worst form. As a private eye on the Internet, there is not much that I can do to help you in this case; although I am most certainly willing to try. I do pray for you, and the prayers of those who visit this web site are you with as well. Soon, I will be adding more links to resources that might be of interest to you.

I am relatively new to the detective business. Sherlock Holmes and what he stood for, however, have long been one of my alter egos and I seek interesting, noble work; struggle for justice excites me (my other alter ego is Indiana Jones). As a younger man, I survived three civil wars in Central America and lived to write history in Spanish. (See My Publication at the University of Costa Rica.)

I have also found some noble adventure or the last nearly 20 years as a professional writer drafting statements for applicants to graduate school and other professional positions at

Now, 56, however, I am branching out into other areas for the sake of diversity and the search for increasing spiritual fulfillment.

Searching for Missing Children on the Internet Since 2013, By Dr. Robert F. Edinger

I support you in your struggle!


It is my intention here on to serve as reinforcement, to be hired for support by mothers and fathers whose child is missing, usually taken somewhere by the other parent. I provide counseling and emotional back up, and give advice, straight up as I see it, nothing ever sugar coated, but I try to give you spiriutal strength as well, and will even pray with you on Skype if you would like. Most importantly, I do everything that I can to gather information about the target, the individual who you suspect of having your child, usually an ex- husband, wife, or significant other. My own investigation, of course, is intended to supplement police investigations, not replace them. If your child is missing, reporting it to the police must be the first thing that you do.

I have a PHD in Religion and have worked as a social worker and counselor in the past, although I have now worked independently on the Internet for almost two decades.

Most of all, I regret that I am not retired and thus able to do this for free. It should be done for free. Frankly, I am ashamed that my own financial circumstances require that I charge you US$50.00 per hour. But, alas, capitalism has conquered the world and I am already an old man with a baby son for whom I struggle to leave something for his future. 

These days, I live mostly alone on a mountaintop overlooking Cochabamba, Bolivia, where Davy lives in the valley below with his mother. My relationship with Davy's mom has been bitter now for the last two years and gives every evidence of continuing in this direction; so she tends to let me see him only when I give her enough money. Subsequently, I want to accompany you in your struggle so that you can help me to continue mine. Most of my clients do not have the time to launch their own investigations, juggling their crises at the same time that they fulfill important and lucrative professional duties. If this is the case with you, then I would like to give you a hand.

Dr. Robert Edinger

Dr Robert Edinger

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