Please help me find out what happened.
September 27, 2010 12:58 AM Subscribe
I need to find out how my father died. It's not possible for me to contact relatives to get this information. Please help.
posted by MiaWallace to law & government (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have not seen or spoken to my father in about 17 years. Today I learned (through a very strange confluence of events) that he died a couple of weeks ago in Glendale, AZ. His obituary offers very little information, saying only that he died "unexpectedly." Given what I know about my father's life story and family history, I suspect that his death was a suicide. I looked up police call logs for the day of his death in Glendale, and two suicides were reported. This has unsurprisingly stirred up a lot of emotions in me, and not being certain of the circumstances surrounding his death is making things worse. I feel that in order to move on, I need to know if my suspicions are correct.
I tried to order a copy of his death certificate, but that was a no go. The record will not be available until November 13th. I can't wait that long. Contacting family is absolutely out of the question. I'm not going to get into specifics here, but this is not at all possible.
What are my options? Who can I contact to get this information? I should also probably mention that I'm in Los Angeles.