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Old 04-24-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: seattle
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Default Way to find out how someone died?

If you know the persons name,date they died and the state is there a way to find out how someone passed??
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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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.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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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.)

20yrsinBranson
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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If you know the persons name,date they died and the state is there a way to find out how someone passed??
That's one thing I absolutely LOVE about radio talkshow host Dave Ramsey. He always asks what people died of. It's a natural question I think. People say.... "Oh that's rude to ask", I don't think so.

Just ask them.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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I need to found out if my ex husband of 12 years died Bruce Leland Suddaby
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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age and state
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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I need to found out if my ex husband of 12 years died Bruce Leland Suddaby


His name is not in the SSDI (Social Security Death Index.)

However, that doesn't prove he's still living.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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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.
Hi, If the person who passed is a relative and I have their social security number and death cert. number is their a way to find cause of death?
Thank-You
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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Hi, If the person who passed is a relative and I have their social security number and death cert. number is their a way to find cause of death?
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Contact the Department of Vital Records in the county - state where they passed away.

They can tell you how to get a copy of the death certificate.....

(You have the death certificate number but not the certificate itself ???)

.....which may have the cause of death. If the person died outside a hospital such as in their home, or in an accident, or in a care facility then the coroner's office may have a report and that can give you more details. Contact the coroner's office as well.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:24 AM
 
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Thank-You for the information.
Basically I believe I may have found my uncle whom nobody in the family knew of his whereabouts for years. I found him in the social security death index with the correct birth date, name.
It was listed in Pinellas, Florida. He was born and raised in Connecticut and it does show a ct. social security number so I am not sure how to go about making sure 100% that it is him. Both parents are deceased as well. So I am thinking maybe by obtaining a birth cert. I am not sure if that would tell me much more or not. Just not sure how to find out if that is him and his social security number.
Thank-You any advice would be very helpful
Karen
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