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Died with No Next of Kin

Requested on
Fri 25th January, 2013
Reference
FOI 2644
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Can you please provide some information with regards to persons who have died with no known next of kin since 1 September 2012 to the date of your response.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could include any cases that have been or will be sent to the Treasury Solicitor (or Duchy of Lancaster/Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR or National Ultimus Haeres) and any cases where the deceased died on or before 1 September 2012 but have recently come to attention for any reason.

For each deceased persons please include the following information:
1. First name & Surname

2. Date of death and Date of birth

3. Last known residence of the deceased

4. Estimated value of estates
5. Date on when the information was or will be sent to the Treasury Solicitor (or Duchy of Lancaster, Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR or National Ultimus Haeres)

6. Name of persons responsible for sending this information to the Treasury Solicitor (or Duchy of Lancaster, Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR or National Ultimus Haeres)

7. Who or which authority has reported this death to the council?

8. Once a death has been reported, who is in charge of examining the estate of the deceased?

9. What is the role of the Department of Work and Pensions if it is a pensioner who has died with no known next of kin?

10. Who or which other authority do you send the details of the death?

11. Apart from the council, Treasury Solicitor (or Duchy of Lancaster, Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR or National Ultimus Haeres) who else is notified of the death of the deceased with no known next of kin?
12. Who is responsible for the deceased if he/she has died within the care of the NHS or a nursing home?

Answer

There have been no cases of persons dying without next of kin in the period requested.

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