According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, more than 10,000 people are reported to the N.C. Center for Missing Persons each year.

Saturday, CBS 17 sat down with David Marshburn, the private investigator who believes he and his partner this week found the remains of Andrew Browne, who’s been missing since 2014.  

Marshburn said they believe they found his remains near a Raleigh school Thursday. 

“My thing is [the] gift of gab, and figuring out clues,” Marshburn said. 

For Marshburn, the founder of Search for Me Foundation, finding loved ones is a labor of love. 

“You have to do this because you love to do it, and you want to help,” he said. 

In 2018, Marshburn said he helped solve four missing person cases. 

Those included missing Kansas five-year-old, Lucas Hernandez, and most recently, what he believes are the remains of Browne

“The amazing thing is they were all quickly done,” Marshburn said. “Lucas was in 24 hours. Andrew Browne was in 30 minutes.”

While he said he’s thankful for finding answers to these cases, he’s looking ahead to those still open. 

Marshburn said he’s looking into 13 missing person cases going into 2019, some even outside of North Carolina.

Those include cases for Karen Rae Bosta, Roger Chambers, James Chambers, Joe Clyde Daniels, Angela Hudson, Dennis Lushbough Jr. and Cole Thomas. 

“We’re working with several different non-profits on the ones out of state, so that we can be here to solve the cases in North Carolina,” Marshburn said.

With help from others, Marshburn hopes to bring more answers to families in 2019, and in years to come. 

“I want to double,” he said. “I want to get to the point where we’re doing 100 a year. If we do 100 a year, and then, we can train other people.” 

For more information on Search for Me Foundation, click here