Columbia Investigations offers a broad variety of services. Your investigative team will be tailored to fit
the specific needs of your case and hand picked to bring you unparalleled results.

Investigative Professionalism Recognized

Columbia Investigations and its detectives have been noteworthy and newsworthy, appearing in print and radio interviews. Please be aware that we will never violate a clients confidentiality… ever! Our clients come first!

Private Investigators Declassified

What is happening to our children? Children are being bought, sold and smuggled right under our noses right here in the United States, maybe right in your own neighborhood.

Inquiring Eyes

Private investigator Melinda Kidder, owner of Columbia Investigations, uses her natural inquisitiveness and discipline developed through martial arts to solve cases.

Investigators with Integrity

Our team of detectives and support staff are committed to providing the highest quality investigative services.

I would like to offer my recommendation for Melinda and Columbia Investigations.  Melinda’s assistance with my difficult and protracted situation was undertaken with the utmost professionalism and consideration. In one instance Melinda’s dogged persistence resulted in her serving a subpoena to an individual who was resolute in his efforts to not be located. Without any reservations I highly recommend Melinda and Columbia Investigations.

Jordan Blinne

We have worked with Columbia Investigations on several cases and I can highly recommend them.

Jayne McElfresh - JMC Investigations, LLC

Melinda Kidder has provided insights and advice to others that appears both sound and reasonable. Further, she has a very enjoyable sense of humor and obvious intelligence.

Trish Hubbard - Icarus Investigative Services

Melinda is smart, tough yet compassionate, frank, ethical, loyal and competent. Her clients can trust her to do a great job, with only their best interests at heart. She is more than fair, and a very hard worker.

Vicki Siedow - Siedow & Associates

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