private eye

as in detective
a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons unable to get the interest of the police, they hired a private eye to find their missing daughter

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“Private eye.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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