Want to Know if Someone Died In Your House? This Website Tells You.By: Erika Watts - October 21, 2013
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]