I know someone's date of birth, date of death, the U.S. state they died in (Washington) --
-- and their SSN. How do I find out what happened to them?
I was Googling people that I went to college with and found out that one of them had passed away.
I'm not 100% sure it's the same person -- the birthdate seems about right. The name is not common but not unheard of. And Washington state is where we went to college.
The information comes from this genealogy site
. There was an offer to pay for more information, but a) I'm not sure what information it would give, and b) I was thinking it's one of those "pay us money for stuff you can get from the government for free."
I guess I'm looking for two things:
1. An obituary-type thing that would say where they went to college, so that I'd know whether or not it's the person I think it is. (I already looked through several weeks of The Seattle Times' obituary section to no avail.)
2. Why they died, for which an obit might suffice, or a death certificate.