Our Return Assets and Heir Search Divisions are dedicated to proving lineage and proving your rite of ownership to lost assets.

Thomas Lauth CEO and Founder of Lauth Investigations Return Assets Division

Thomas Lauth


After graduating from the Indianapolis police academy, Tom spent several years working as an Investigator with the Indianapolis District Attorney’s office. Thomas Lauth then founded Lauth Investigations International (LII) in 1995 which has expanded over the past nearly 30 years to include several offices throughout the United States. Thomas Lauth is considered an expert in missing persons and has been consulted by national media on several high-profile missing person’s cases over the years.

Rain Lauth COO Lauth Investigations Return Assets Division

Rain Lauth


Rain joined Lauth investigations in 2008 and specializes in locating missing heirs, recovering lost assets, background checks, assets search, and financial analysis for individuals and corporations.

Rain Lauth is a former Industrial Engineer with 7 years experience in Production Planning, Optimizing & Balancing, Material Selection, Analysis,and Operations Management. Self-motivated and a quick learner with attention to detail, Rain has transformed her skill set to help grow the Lost Assets Division of Lauth Investigations and expand business into CO, AZ, IA, and FL.

Christie Haas Executive Vice President of Lauth Investigations Return Assets Division

Christie Haas

Executive Vice President

Christie is the Executive Vice President at Lauth Investigations International, Inc. and is responsible for the overall development and growth of the company. Prior to joining Lauth Investigations, Ms. Haas developed and oversaw several key functional areas of the companies with which she was involved. She is an expert at creating foundations from which a company can scale. Most notably, she co-founded Luca Technologies, Inc., an Energy Biotechnology company serving as its Vice President and Corporate Secretary from 2001 through 2011 where she was the primary driver in the development and oversight of Luca’s initial scientific discoveries which effectively set the stage for the creation and development of the company in 2001.

Michelle Gray Lauth Investigations Return Assets Division

Michelle Gray

Chief Business Development Officer

From her time working on her first business venture in Cleveland, Ohio, she brings 12 years of solid understanding to the Heir Search Industry. She is a trusted partner who has developed the expertise and credentials that are essential to Lauth Investigations International, Inc., and specifically to heirs. She does this through learning and working with probate application, creating, and implementing new processes and procedures for consistency and completeness. Her business savviness has led her to work exclusively with startup companies, development, and operations in a wide range of fields for privately owned companies, and now finds herself with Lauth.


Return Assets Team

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