About Gary Glanz

The Wall Street Journal calls him “The Super Sleuth”—and with good reason. For more than 40 years, Tulsa private investigator Gary Glanz has been solving major crimes, locating missing people, recovering tens of millions of dollars in cash and other valuable materials and securing priceless art collections—all with a flair, and a sense of professionalism and discretion that have earned him an international reputation.

Originally making a name for himself as one of the youngest detectives in the history of the Tulsa Police Department, where he received numerous awards and citations, Glanz left the police department in 1967 to establish his own private investigative firm. Gary Glanz continues to produce results to this day, often in situations where law enforcement authorities or other private investigators have failed. His ability to solve the tough cases brought him to the attention of the Wall Street Journal. A reporter from the newspaper accompanied him when Glanz solved a restaurant burglary, apprehended the three suspects and recovered the money from a Florida swamp where it had been buried. The front-page profile article sealed Glanz’s reputation as one of the nation’s top investigators.

Gary Glanz has solved literally thousands of cases for his clients. Along the way he has:

  • Investigated the Mullendore murder case in 1971, which was settled by the insurance industry for $8 million [Guinness Book of Records].
  • Recovered $693,500 [four duffle bags] of cash in the largest kidnapping and recovery in Oklahoma history;
  • Recovered $1.5 million in cash from a steamer trunk in Mexico City;
  • Located a “chop shop” containing 27 stolen semi-trucks worth $3 million;
  • Recovered missing and kidnapped children in Australia, Canada, Mexico and South America;
  • Electronically recovered more than a billion bytes of information stolen from a local computer database;
  • Located a daughter missing for 23 years in a 5-minute computer search;
  • In a divorce investigation for a local housewife identified and located more than $14 million in hidden assets, including 450 pounds of gold and silver;
  • Recovered 85 tons of rolled aluminum stolen by an employee of a local manufacturing facility.

Armed with the latest technological wizardry, and the know-how to use it, Glanz is prepared to meet any challenge, putting his decades of experience to work for countless satisfied clients over the decades. For additional information see the Gary in the News link on this website.