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You've got to be able to run fast.
That's the overarching lesson I glean from Sydney-based private investigator, Amy Elliott.
It's been three years since she launched her firm National Inquiry Agency – with a four-month-old baby in tow. Her boutique firm is dedicated to private investigations into missing persons, background checks, corporate investigations and process serving.
Over that time (and the 1400 cases she has handled) Amy has been chased by people, dogs – and even a rogue sheep.
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"I was on a rural property, and there was one aggressive sheep that didn’t like me being there. It ran at me and so, I had to leg it over the fence," Amy, 29, tells Mamamia.
And then there was the case of a woman Amy was trying to locate. She was deep in debt, and had 'disappeared'. Amy could feel she was closing in on her, and made door-to-door enquiries. Behind one of those doors she was met with hostility: the woman threatened to release her German Shepherd dog on Amy.