How Spokeo Helped A Grieving Brother Locate Family

Death is never an easy thing to deal with. After someone passes there are many things to put in order. Informing family and friends about a loved one passing is not an easy task, but necessary all the same.

A Big Family

Ken recently lost his brother, and was asked to notify his father’s side of the family. His father was one of twelve siblings, and each sibling had about four or five kids. If you do the math, that adds up to a pretty big family. Through other family members, he was able to get in contact with everyone except one cousin named Debbie. The family lost touch with her after she married and moved to another state. She eventually divorced and moved back to her home state, but not to her hometown. After she remarried nobody seemed to have kept track of her new last name. It had been about 30 years since anyone in the family had spoken with her.

A Search for Family

Ken was struggling to find Debbie and decided to Google “people search.” A lot of sites came up, and he decided to click on He only remembered Debbie’s maiden name. So, he typed that in, filtered through the listings, and found one for her. He called the number and heard a man’s voice on the voicemail. Feeling a little uncertain if he had actually found the correct number, he left a voicemail explaining who he was, why he was calling, and ended the message with details about their family history. Turns out that Ken HAD reached the right number,and the man on the voicemail was Debbie’s husband. Ken’s detailed message, especially about their family history, did the trick! It was the exact reason why Debbie’s husband didn’t automatically disregard the voicemail. After receiving the message, Debbie called Ken back and spoke about the passing of his brother, caught up on each other’s lives, and exchanged all their current contact information.

“Your service was very efficient, and I’m grateful for it.”

We’re happy that we were able to make Ken’s situation a bit easier to navigate. Should you ever find yourself in a similar situation, try searching any details you do know on It worked for Ken, and it could help you too!