If the VIN is available, CarFax will give you the status of the title and the state in which it was last titled. From that you can pursue a title.
Indiana has a process through which it costs $4.00 to obtain last owner's name and address. A certified letter to that address begins the process. If you don't have a response, or a title witin 30 days, a lien can be obtained and the title is then only 15 days away.
Yes, I am still alive, and still in the Rover parts business.
Text me for greatest likelihood of finding me.