When using the SP Search Centre and looking up people, SP is returning results that I am not expecting. If I search location x it returns all the people that are in that location but at the end of the results is a person that should be there and there location is a different one. I cannot see where it is referencing location x to this user. How can I check/see why this person is being returned?

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You can not. There is no way to tell why or why not SharePoint search retuns it's results.

If you are you searaching in a single property like location:somewhere SharePoint will return only results with the given value in the given property. (Unless the property has been changed lately and not been crawled since.)

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