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Presumption of death – Lord Lucan is Dead

There have been numerous “sightings” over the years of Lord Lucan, who disappeared following the murder of the family’s nanny, whom it was believed was mistaken for Lord Lucan’s wife.

The scandal surrounding Lord Lucan’s disappearance has dissipated in recent years.

How do you go about locating a prominent missing person?

When a person of prominence goes missing, the need for effective search strategies becomes paramount.

Of course, every missing person should be treated with utmost seriousness.

There are specific steps and resources available to aid in the search.

Here, we outline a comprehensive guide on how to go about finding a prominent missing person in the UK.

The first step in any missing person case is to contact the police immediately.

  1. Provide them with as much information as possible, including the individual’s name, physical description, last known whereabouts, and any other relevant details.
  2. Time is crucial in such cases, and swift action increases the chances of a successful resolution.
  3. Utilise Media Outlets: In cases involving prominent individuals, media coverage can play a significant role in spreading awareness and garnering public assistance.
  4. Contact local newspapers, television stations, and online news platforms to request coverage of the missing person’s story. Social media can also be a powerful tool for sharing information and reaching a wider audience.
  5. Engage with the Community: Mobilize the local community by organizing search parties or distributing flyers with information about the missing person. Engaging with neighbours, businesses, and community groups can lead to valuable tips or sightings that may aid in the search efforts.
  6. Utilize Technology and Online Resources: Leverage technology to broaden the search scope. Utilize online databases, such as missing persons registries and social media platforms, to disseminate information about the missing person. Additionally, consider using GPS tracking apps or software to trace the individual’s digital footprint or track their last known location.
  7. Seek Professional Assistance: In cases where the search efforts require specialized skills or resources, consider enlisting the help of private investigators or search and rescue teams. These professionals are trained to conduct thorough investigations and may have access to resources not available to the public.
  8. Coordinate with Government Agencies: Work closely with government agencies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) or the Missing Persons Bureau (MPB) to ensure that all available resources are being utilized in the search efforts. These agencies have the expertise and authority to coordinate nationwide searches and investigations.
  9. Maintain Open Communication: Keep lines of communication open with the authorities, media outlets, and community members involved in the search. Regular updates and communication ensure that everyone remains informed and engaged in the search efforts.
  10. Remain Hopeful and Persistent: It’s important to remain hopeful and persistent throughout the search process, even in the face of challenges or setbacks. Many missing person cases have been successfully resolved through the tireless efforts of dedicated individuals and communities.

In conclusion, finding a prominent missing person in the UK requires a coordinated and multi-faceted approach involving law enforcement, media, community engagement, technology, and professional assistance. There is hope for a positive outcome in even the most challenging cases.

Lord Lucan’s son wanted to inherit his father’s title but was unable to do so until Lord Lucan had been legally declared dead.

It is now official that Lord Lucan is dead and this has been declared following the new Presumption of Death Act 2013.

This was passed in October 2014; after a lengthy campaign from the charity Missing People.

It is now easier for families to apply for a Certificate of Presumed Death, which acts like a death certificate and means the estate can be administered.

So Lord Lucan’s was able to  apply to inherit his father’s title.

The Act is also very useful in that it can dissolve a marriage or a civil partnership, which previously required a separate application.

While very few of us will come across such cases, it is interesting to know what legal hurdles and emotional barriers families need to go through to enable them to do the simplest of things, such as closing accounts and stopping letters addressed to their missing, presumed dead, loved one.

Whilst very few of our readers will ever have a need of the new Act, it does serve as a reminder for all of us to get our affairs in order – that means for many to stop talking about doing “something” about your out dated wills –


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