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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Global Search Revealed Long Lost Relatives of Intestate Man

DetectiveAfter John Floyd, a 75-year-old man from England who was described as a very private man, died without a will or any known family, a local law firm started a three year search for his closest relatives. After navigating the globe to find relatives in the UK, Europe, the US, and Australia, 39 relatives that Floyd had never met were located. The located beneficiaries received portions of Floyd's estate which was worth £750,000 at his death.

See Victoria Bull, Heir Hunt in Hemel! Search for Family of 'Private' Man Who Left Behind £750,000 Finds 39 Relatives, Hemel Today, Sept. 23, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/10/global-search-revealed-long-lost-relatives-of-intestate-man.html

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