Lauth Missing Persons Investigators
Founder & CEO
Founded in 1993, Thomas Lauth is a nationally recognized as a Missing Persons and Human Trafficking Investigator and graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He initially served as Senior Criminal Investigator for Marion County Public Defender Agency located in Indiana.
In addition, Thomas has attended various U.S. Department of Justice conferences on missing persons, human trafficking, and child abduction–also serving as a volunteer Advisor to the Nation’s Missing Children Organization and the National Center for Missing Adults for nearly twenty years. In addition to working with local and state law enforcement, Lauth has worked cooperatively with Interpol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. State Department, the U.S. Consulate and various foreign embassies.
Lauth is considered an expert in missing persons by national media and has appeared in publications like Essence Magazine, USA Today, Los Angeles Daily News, San Diego Tribune, New York Times and more. Lauth Investigations success rate is averaged at approximately 85% over 20 years working with families of missing persons. Every case is unique based on the circumstances of the disappearance and discovery based upon the private investigator’s fact-finding.
Research & Support Specialist
Once intake has set up the files and created a strong foundation for the investigation, the fact-finding process begins. Carie McMichael is the Communication and Media Specialist for Lauth Investigations International. She runs the company’s social media, blog, and provides crucial research support for both administration and field investigators. “Once all of the principle information has been compiled, I assist investigators in building backgrounds on all of the subjects in any particular investigations.
We utilize confidential, authorized databases to gather any and all information on a subject that could serve as a valuable lead for our field investigators, like date of birth, addresses, and criminal records.” As the youngest member of the Lauth Team, McMichael’s proficiency and long-time use of social media platforms allows her to locate vital information in cases such as child custody, infidelity, and employee malingering. “Social media is so ubiquitous nowadays. Some people make a post to their Twitter before they even get out of bed in the morning. With a culture of over-sharing and constant social media visibility, it’s crucial that we pull that information in the interest of finding credible leads.”