Detroit Private Investigators

Private Investigators Who Care About Your Crisis.
Proactive, Diligent, and Confident Solutions for 30 years.

When you have a personal or corporate crisis, you need a licensed private investigator who can give you the answers you need to make crucial decisions in a complex world. Lauth Investigations International has been serving the Midwest for the past 30 years. We use proven methodology and years of experience to empower our clients in Detroit with the very best intelligence services available. Our Detroit private investigators are here to serve the community and the state of Michigan with our brand of integrity and due-diligence in private investigations.

Our private investigators in Detroit, Michigan use our investigative services to find answers in matters of:

  • Fraud & Theft investigation
  • Corporate investigation
  • Non-compete agreement violation
  • Child custody investigation
  • Infidelity Investigation
  • Criminal defense investigation
  • Missing person investigation
  • Corporate culture audits
  • FMLA abuse investigation

Solutions Found. Cases Solved.


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Why Hire our Team

Lauth Private investigators Readiness and Response

Readiness and Response

We consider your request important and critical. Once a client has reached out to our firm our team responds within 24 hours to listen, ascertain facts, develop solutions, deliver results.

Lauth Private investigators Readiness and Response

Client Service First

In times of crisis, we know which questions to ask and how to mitigate the risks that threaten our clients’ professional or personal lives. We want to help as we understand the unprecedented challenges you may be facing.

Lauth Private investigators Readiness and Response

Team Success

Our team succeeds because we understand the various client configurations and needs. We support and advocate your purpose or legal driven request. We follow trends and find innovative investigative techniques to success.

Lauth Private investigators Readiness and Response

For 25 years our clients
are from All Sectors

No matter the sector, we find solutions for Law Firms, HR leader and CEO’s or directly to your family. Focusing on customized solutions to your problems utilizing OSINT and HUMINT sources to make rapid decisions for your corporate or workplace investigation or family crisis.

Lauth Private investigators Readiness and Response

Fact-based investigations

Our team focuses on facts. We independently verify all information that comes to light during an investigation, and heavily document our observations for the record. We approach every investigation with integrity and objectivity.

Lauth Private investigators Readiness and Response


Our investigators are committed to your request and whatever the challenges we face our team will be steadfast in finding results, delivering facts, and communicating with stakeholders.

Michigan Private Investigators

Professional Application

A Michigan private investigator has a myriad of services and applications of our private investigations services in ways that allow businesses and citizens to thrive in an ever-changing world. A Detroit private investigator has ample opportunity to apply their services to investigations in the personal and professional lives of their clients. Detroit is a bustling metropolis saturated with the thrum of businesses both large and small. Each and every one of these businesses could benefit from our diverse list of corporate services for the intelligence employers need to run their internal operations like a well-oiled machine. From security recommendations to corporate culture audits, Lauth protects what matters to you. Lauth’s Detroit private investigators provide comprehensive background checks, internal investigations, surveillance and undercover operations, and employee misconduct. Our Detroit private investigators provide expert recommendations to our clients so they can bring about meaningful change from within.

Private Intelligence

Our Detroit private investigators are also dedicated to putting crucial information in the hands of private citizens in the midst of a personal crisis.  When there is uncertainty, Lauth’s private intelligence services give our clients the context they need to make important life decisions. Lauth Investigations International works with Detroit families to get clarification in matters of child custody, background checks for in-home contractors and child care, and in matters of infidelity. Our Detroit private investigators exercise due-diligence in making sure our clients have the full picture. We provide detailed reports and expert recommendations at the conclusion of each private investigation.

From Our Clients

“Working with Lauth Investigation is both efficient and rewarding. They have been able to obtain crucial information that has impacted the overall effectiveness of my team. This has put my company growth in the forefront of everyone’s mind. The results of their in house consultations were immeasurable.”

Bradley L.

“The results of Lauth Investigations has been rapid, clear, and understandable. My company needed this refreshing crisis management consultation process. I am happy to have such an incredible team to lean on when we need them.”

Jennifer B.

“The information Lauth Investigations was able to obtain in regards to the unethical activities occurring at one of our warehouses was exactly what our HR Director needed to begin termination procedures on not just one individual but an entire department. I would definitely recommend them!”

Benjamin A.

Intelligence for Local Economy

Detroit’s diverse and expansive local economy is home to many industries, including retail and a sprawling epicenter of tourism. Chiefly, Detroit is home to a thriving hub of manufacturing in the Midwest. Detroit’s three largest employers are automobile manufacturers, including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler LLC. Manufacturers are one of the industries that benefit most from independent and private investigations. A Detroit private investigator can conduct internal investigations into these large manufacturers to eliminate malignancies such as employee misconduct and poor corporate culture. A Detroit private investigator can also expose external threats to a corporation, such as threats, blackmail, theft, and libelous press.

Key Services

Ideally, no one would ever have use for a private eye in their personal or professional lives. Private investigators have the power to get the answers necessary to make complex decisions. Our investigation services are diverse and can be applied to many investigation types. When you contact the office of Lauth Investigations International, you’ll be paired with an investigator who will listen to your investigative needs and advise how we can help. Our professional investigator services include, but are not limited to:

  • Background checks
  • Surveillance
  • Skip-trace & witness location
  • Risk assessment
  • Expert testimony

Investigating Violent Crimes, Threats, Harassment

A private detective is perhaps most fabled for following the cheating spouse of a client to document their infidelity, but they can also bring answers to victims of violent crimes who have not seen justice. When it comes to investigating violent crimes, a Detroit private investigator can provide answers when law enforcement cannot. Detroit has an unfortunate reputation for being one of the most violent locations in the United States, with the city leading the nation in violent crime statistics. With police already rationing time and resources in a never-ending triage, victims of violent crime in Detroit are often left with no recourse and no justice. These statistics show no sign of declining in the near future. When victims of violent crime cannot get justice, a private investigator might be the perfect professional to get the evidence they need for closure.

Hiring a private investigator to investigate a violent crime, threat, or harassment can dislodge typical investigative roadblocks involved with cold cases. The most seasoned detectives can still get tunnel vision due to professional bias. When leads go unpursued or ignored, it can cause the case to go cold. Our Detroit private investigators are dedicated to turning over every rock to ensure that every lead is exhausted in our investigations. Through their licensure by the state, private investigators have access to verified databases comparable to those used by law enforcement to run background checks and skip traces on relevant subjects in the case. They can use these databases to identify leads, plan surveillance, and develop comprehensive strategies for the case. Lauth’s private investigator team is comprised of former military and law enforcement personnel who have experience working within and in tandem with the criminal justice system.

Investigating Missing Persons

Our Detroit private investigators know that when a loved one goes missing, families are left twisting without answers. With violent crime statistics so high in Detroit, law enforcement is already stretched thin, and families can wait years without knowing what became of their missing loved one. Private investigators use the same skillset they use to solve violent crimes for crucial context in missing person cases. They use their verified databases to develop leads. Their ability to develop rapport with witnesses allows them to uncover valuable information that might have otherwise eluded law enforcement. Hiring a private investigator to conduct an independent missing persons investigation concurrently with law enforcement ensures that no lead will go unexhausted and increase the chances of finding the missing person.

Lauth’s missing person investigators make it part of their job to stay up to date on the methodology of sex traffickers that operate heavily in the Midwest. The Midwest experiences a moderate to high level of human trafficking as it connects the East Coast, which is a typical point of entry for sex trafficking victims who are brought to the United States from different countries. It can be difficult for law enforcement to investigate missing person cases where human trafficking is involved. The practice of traffickers moving victims quickly through jurisdictions makes it difficult for separate police departments to follow a trail out of state our their county. Private investigators have professional autonomy that makes them independent of any jurisdiction or chain of command, allowing them to follow the leads in the case without being hindered by bureaucratic red tape. Lauth’s CEO and founder, Thomas Lauth, has been bringing answers to the families of missing persons for over 30 years. He has worked with Interpol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Consulate and other foreign embassies on a myriad of cases, including human trafficking.

Improving Detroit Business

Detroit private investigators can use the same skillsets used to give families answers and apply it to a corporate setting. Private investigators have the ability to use intelligence to bring clarity to complex corporate situations and improve businesses from within. Detroit is home to many thriving industries, but its top five industries are

  • Biomedical
  • Manufacturing
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Tourism

While private corporate intelligence can help corporations of all sizes, small businesses especially can benefit from corporate investigations. Businesses large and small need a crack team of qualified, dependable professionals to carry out their mission, but finding the right team can often be one of the greatest challenges. Depending upon the responsibilities and salary of an employee, the turnover costs for a single position can range between $1,000 and $45,000. When businesses have an imperfect hiring process, they can expect to experience high rates in turnover. Many businesses do not opt for comprehensive background investigations on their employees, but the money they save will be lost in triplicate when they have to replace that employee in six months. Our Detroit private investigators use our background check services to provide businesses with the context they need on their potential employees. These background checks prevent a full spectrum of internal issues, like employee theft (from vanishing office supplies to full-on embezzlement), insurance fraud, violation of non-compete agreements, and offenses under the umbrella of employee malingering, including FMLA abuse. Private investigators have the surveillance tools and undercover skills to document the unseen malignancies in a corporation. A private detective can also address the external threats to the corporation with an assessment of their security services, their level of due-diligence, and their enforcement protocol. If there are ongoing threats, a private investigator can use video surveillance technology to document those threats and expose the culprit. The summary report prepared at the conclusion of the investigation can serve as evidence in subsequent litigation. The independent involvement of a private investigator in the investigation of any employee misconduct will lay a strong foundation for any HR or legal consequences, ensuring that the investigation is thorough and objective from beginning to end.


Case Study | Valerie’s First Case

Case Study | Valerie’s First Case

Case Study | Valerie's First CaseValerie’s First Case Lauth Investigations is excited to share with you a series of case studies detailing the lives that our company has impacted. We’ve reached out and selected our favorite cases, this one being from the Return Assets...