More than 100 estates of people who died in Leicestershire without leaving a will are waiting to be claimed.
When somebody with no written will, or any known family, dies, their estate is passed to the Crown.
Relations then have the right to make a claim for a share of the estate.
The time limit to make a claim is 30 years, so some of the unclaimed estates in Leicestershire date back years.
If an estate is still unclaimed after that time, it becomes permanent property of the Crown and the Treasury.
There were 108 unclaimed estates belonging to people from Leicestershire as of October 15.
link source - Leicester Mercury