ICS was contacted by a young wife and mother who suspected that her husband was not only having an affair with another woman, but that he may also be the father of the other woman's child. Our Client did not have an address for this woman.
Summary:ICS was contacted by a young wife and mother who suspected that her husband was not only having an affair with another woman, but that he may also be the father of her child. Our Client did not have an address for this woman.
ICS suggested that first a standard background check be conducted in order to determine the Subject's address. This could be accomplished multiples ways, either by attempting to pull county or city records, surveillance efforts, pretext calling, or social media research. ICS would then need to utilize this information to covertly collect DNA evidence that would determine paternity for the Subject's child. DNA would also then need to be collected from the Client's husband for comparison.
Conclusion:ICS first began by simultaneously searching both city records and social media for any trail that might determine the location of the Subject's residence. By identifying the Subject on social media, Investigators' were able to visually determine the neighborhood that the Subject lived in, as well as identifying fixtures of the Subject's house. While not able to find an address for the Subject, ICS was able to find a current landline for the house and initiated pretext calling to retrieve an address directly from the Subject, herself.
Once the address was given over the phone, ICS confirmed through county assessor information. The county assessor only listed residences by parcel ID number and picture. Assessor pictures of the house were compared to the pictures found on the Subject's social media and DNA collection was scheduled. ICS then placed a secondary pretext call to the city to determine trash collection days and hours for that community. An investigator was sent out in the early morning hours to collect the Subject's curbside trash and brought it back to their facility to be documented and sorted.
A dozen or so items were selected for non standard sample testing and sent off to the labs immediately. Items chosen were those with the highest probability of belonging to a small child (juice box straws, chocolate milk cartons, and diapers). These items were tested against a toothbrush belonging to our Client's husband.
After conducting numerous tests, our lab was able to determine with a high probability that our Client’s husband did not father the child in question. The results gave our Client much needed piece of mind and facilitated in helping her make the decision as to whether or not she would remain in her marriage.
What to do next:Do you suspect that your significant other has a child with another individual? Call ICS at (800) 828-9198 or contact us online to begin your paternity investigation today.