The family of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague have announced the next step in their campaign to find the 23 year old, who disappeared on 24th September in Bury St Edmunds.
More than £53,100 has been raised after an online crowdfunding page was set up by the family.
Now, McKeague’s uncle, Tony Wringe, has announced that the money will be going towards the hire of a PI team, known as McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS).
But who are MIS, and how will they be able to help find Corrie?
The team are comprised of ex-British Military Intelligence operators, along with other Police, security and Special Forces agencies.
Mr Wringe, who himself has a background in counter-terrorism, has said of the PI company:
“MIS provide specialist intelligence services to Government agencies and Fortune 500 clients globally. Operating for over 6 years, MIS possesses a unique depth and breadth of experience in covert, clandestine and overt operations across the world.
"MIS has the capability to leverage the full spectrum of Intelligence collection capabilities and incorporates the very latest data acquisition and analytics software in order to accelerate the Intelligence cycle.
"The Company has maintained lasting, successful relationships with some of the world’s largest insurance and fraud investigation organisations and has successfully supported a number of national and international, complex missing persons cases.
The Company has a detailed understanding of relevant UK legislation governing collection activities and data management.”
Mr Wringe also stated that a second public search for McKeague will be taking place on January 22nd, following the first on December 17th, in which more than 60 volunteers were involved.