Thomas Lauth

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As a missing persons investigator–specializing in complex cases–I work closely with families, local, federal and state law enforcement agencies, outreach, media and missing person organizations throughout the country.

Thomas Lauth

Throughout the process, my approach is a collaborative effort between myself, the various organizations who were previously involved as well as currently involved in your case. My goal is to create a successful public awareness network bypassing massive flyer distribution, and in contrast, focusing on carefully selected logistical areas and ground sources that can help each family through this time of crisis.

Additionally, I believe that crucial media exposure is critical in creating awareness. The more exposure; the better chances someone may come forward with information that could benefit the investigation. As part of my strategy, I will pursue extensive media exposure to include involvement from experts on the field with over 25 years’ experience working directly with local and national media. Combine that with local and print media, and the outreach and exposure significantly grow, thus increasing the chances of awareness and success.

Many law enforcement agencies react to missing persons cases when the profile of the missing fits perfectly for a flashy media release, or, they react as things occur in real time. In my 20 years’ experience of investigations of missing endangered children and adults, the best investigation tactic of being constant proactive and diligent has brought about success in my cases. In conclusion, my geographic areas of work cover throughout the United States Canada and Mexico. Many of my cases have involved international travel including South and Central America.

Cities throughout the United States I have conducted missing persons investigations have included Boston, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; New York City, New York; Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco, California; Wichita, Kansas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Baltimore, Maryland; Miami, Florida; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Oakland, California; Nashville, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; Los Angeles, San Diego, California; Greenville, North Carolina and Brownsville, Texas, Arcata, CA, San Francisco, California; Eureka, California; Las Vegas, Nevada, and many others in the past twenty years.

There are few experts in this field outside of law enforcement who work every day in locating missing persons.

Without question, all missing persons investigations derive a different theory and strategy approach, and I assure each of my clients that the case of their missing loved one will be conducted with a unique search methodology, apart from other professionals and my previous cases.