Want to Know if Someone Died In Your House? This Website Tells You.

    October 21, 2013
    Erika Watts
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Have you ever heard a noise in your home that you couldn’t explain, or are planning to buy a house soon and want to see whether any deaths have occurred in the home? If so, check out Died In House, a website that claims to let you do exactly what its name says–find out who died in your home.

Died In House was founded in 2013 and is based out of Chapin, South Carolina. After you register and enter your address on the website, the system determines “whether or not a death occurred within their walls by combing through the death records associated with a given address.”


See what a sample Died In House report looks like here.

A lot of folks think Died In House is a great idea since there have been some issues in the past where homeowners didn’t disclose murders or suicides that happened in their homes, which can negatively impact a home’s value. One example Died In House provides is when a couple purchased the house where Jodi Arias murdered her boyfriend, Travis Alexander:


Here’s the bad news–the website isn’t free, but what service is? Doing a single search on your home will set you back $11.99, or you can purchase packages of multiple searches to save a little money if you have a few homes you want to check out. For example, you can get a package of 10 searches for $99.99, right at $10 each.

While this might seem a little much for one search, if you’re in the market for a new home and have any concerns about whether the homeowners are disclosing all information, it might be worth checking out. It’s also worth noting that Died in House has a disclaimer, which basically says that they may not have the most up-to-date information on the address you’re searching:

DIH makes no representation, implied or expressed, that all information placed on any DIH web site or application is accurate. DIH does not warrant that any of the materials on its web sites or applications are accurate, complete, or current. The information contained in the DIH websites and applications are obtained from multiple sources. DIH does not, make any commitment to update the materials.

Died in House does not guarantee to have all deaths that have occurred in or at a specific address; it is an informational use only type of service.

Despite that disclaimer, $12 might be a small price to pay to satisfy your curiosity, which is surely piqued now.

[Images via Died In House and Facebook]
  • Interesting

    Once your dead, you are dead. At least, that is what I believe.

    I will say this though. I went out to Intellius and did a search on a friend I used to know and it said she was deceased. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I saw the results. It turned out that she was alive and well. It was an error. To this day, she has no idea why she is listed as being dead. If you ever see someone who is listed as dead on the internet, try like heck to verify it !!!!! I was so happy my friend was alive but she was actually kind of freaked out by the error!

    The internet is a strange place. I really believe half the stuff out there is just nonsense. For example, I work in the legal field. Many people plead guilty and they are actually innocent. They may plead guilty because the DA intimidated them with a lot of time or because the DA delayed their trial so long that they literally can’t fight any longer due to finances. Happens everyday in America. When a person pleads guilty, all the evidence is considered “true” even though it is never reviewed. After many cases, people post the information about the cases on the internet, but in reality, none of that information is even looked at. People in the public take it to be the “truth” but it really isn’t. It isn’t even close.

  • http://DiedInHouse Debbie Botha

    Why doesn’t anything ever covers South Africa?