How will Brenda Heist become un-dead?

(By which I mean, somehow get the “legally dead” declaration reversed. I don’t mean becoming a zombie.)

The BBC has an article about the process. Apparently it’s easier than you might think:

While getting a death certificate for a missing person can be time consuming, reversing it takes considerably less effort – namely, a trip to the courthouse by Heist.

“A court would just rescind it,” says Professor Lee-ford Tritt, director of Estate Planning at University of Florida, who says it would do so quickly once Heist had made an appearance in front of a judge.

The life insurance her husband collected is another issue altogether. Of course the company will be wanting their money back. Brenda Heist has no money and can’t pay them. They might sue her husband, but I wonder if he could get the suit dismissed by simply pointing out that there was no intention to defraud and he was an innocent victim in all of this. The insurance company may just have to eat it.

I feel sorry for all parties involved.

8 thoughts on “How will Brenda Heist become un-dead?

  1. Briana May 5, 2013 / 9:51 am

    Wow does she have anmesia or is sick, Brenda Heist?

    I tried to send you a email but it said error i wonder if you got it?
    Anthonette cayedito was born in December 25 1976, doe network, namus.

    And can you believe Camp/Britto/Kregar were found? amazing right? never thought It was gonna be solved? I hope Michaela Garecht Is found next.

    • Meaghan May 5, 2013 / 9:55 am

      No, I didn’t get the email. Where on earth did you find the DOB on NamUs? Last I heard they weren’t making DOBs public anymore. Did they change that? But thanks, I’ll make the correction.

      Brenda Heist doesn’t have amnesia; she’s perfectly aware of what she left behind. As to whether she’s mentally sick, I don’t know.

  2. Briana May 5, 2013 / 10:41 am

    Correction, I meant Unsolved Mysteries Wikia

  3. Justin May 5, 2013 / 11:40 am

    Well, Anthonette is on the NCMEC and they do print the DOB. I didn’t notice that the DOB was absent on her Charley Project webpage, but I wasn’t looking either.

    • Justin May 5, 2013 / 11:44 am

      Whoops. It wasn’t absent. It’s changed from May 25, 1976 to December 25, 1976. My bad.

  4. Mischa May 5, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    “I don’t mean becoming a zombie”

    I don’t want to be mean.but …she looks like a zombie.

    • Meaghan May 6, 2013 / 5:59 pm

      Yeah, she kind of does. A pity; she was a reasonably attractive woman before all this happened.

  5. sweetmimzy May 6, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    I’ve read that in cases like this the insurance company won’t aggressively pursue getting their money back. There was no intent to defraud and it would cost more money to go to court if the husband were to countersue the insurance company. It’s better to let cases like this go and take it as a loss.

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