Originally Posted by KonaKat
Do you have permissible purpose? Death certificates have that information however just anyone cannot obtain one out of curiousity You have to have a legitimate reason to request one. In days past, many times the newspaper obit would state cause of death. I remember when you knew it must have been a suicide because that was the only time cause of death was not mentioned. Now, you rarely see that unless you get a hint from "memorial contributions may be made to Hospice" or something like that.
OMG they used to go into such incredible detail about it. LOL In some newspapers they still tell you www.durangoherald.com
for one. But most it's just "died at home" or "died suddenly" something like that.
I actually called up some one I didn't even know once to ask. The obituary said that the young woman had been found sitting behind the wheel of her vehicle dead, in a grocery store parking lot. Well, the curiosity was just too much for me. Luckily, her relatives were very understanding about my questioning and told me without too much of a fuss. (It was an aneurysm
, by the way....in case you were wondering too.)