Posted by Bud Branstetter on December 31, 2000 at 17:38:19:
He probably has an heir somewhere. It is a matter of finding them. To be able to change title a probate may have to be opened. This may take time before this is done. If there were a funeral find the funeral home and inquire about getting in touch with relatives. Keep an eye on the property to see if anyone shows up to take care of it. How about putting a note on the door that you’ll take care of the yard for $10/mo. If anyone came they would have a reason to contact you.
It is prossible that there was no living heir that was aware of his death. Then you get into adverse possession possibilities. Don’t wait till no one pays the property taxes, act.