Friday, August 20, 2010

Query: Death Record/Declared Dead

I am told that my great uncle was "declared dead" after he was missing for a time. He lived in Tipton Co. Where would I find such a record? I do not have an exact year. He is not in the county's death records.
Peggy Fairchild
687 Coral. Ct.
Cicero, IN 46034


  1. Peggy - have you looked in the probate records for Tipton County? The probate court would handle the petition to have someone declared absentee/dead for purposes of settling their estate, paying off their creditors, etc.

  2. Peggy,
    I would also check the Coroner's Records. That office would check any suspicious death in the county.

    Ron in Indy