A guy I went to college with was threatening suicide shortly after graduation. No one has heard from him since then, but for all I know he could have just moved to another city and left no forwarding adress?
Short of calling the records clerks in each of the 50 states, is there a quick (and free) way of telling whether or not the guy is dead?
Or conversely, check in phone directories and the like to see if the guy is still alive.
I would second the Social Security Death Index, however I believe you only get listed in there if Social Security pays out a death benefit for you. If your friend didn’t qualify for one, you won’t find him there.