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Missing Millionaire Adventurer Steve Fossett Officially Declared Dead

Its official, millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett was declared deceased by an Steve_Fossett2Illinois judge. It is hard to believe after all the dangerous adventures that Steve Fossett attempted in his life time, that he would disappear and never been found after heading out on a simple plane flight. He was always risking life and limb in an effort to set adventure records. Steve Fossett lived on the edge. It would appear that is where he died as well. Rest in peace … Steve Fossett.

An Illinois judge yesterday declared the legal death of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished during a routine flight in September. His wife petitioned for the legal declaration, and the judge said there was no reason to believe he intentionally disappeared.

Steve Fossett declared legally dead

A Cook County probate judge on Friday declared wealthy Chicago adventurer Steve Fossett legally dead almost half a year after a plane he piloted disappeared over the Nevada desert.

After a two-hour hearing, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Malak agreed with witnesses who said Fossett had no reason to disappear intentionally and probably died Sept. 3, the day he disappeared.

“I believe the evidence is more than sufficient,” he said.

Fossett’s wife, Peggy, and lawyers for his estate filed a petition in November seeking to have him declared dead. No one opposed the request.

Because Fossett’s body hasn’t been found, his wife’s lawyers presented evidence to overcome the legal rule that people missing for fewer than seven years are presumed to be alive.

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February 16th, 2008 at 02:46pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 2 comments

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  1. ask his best friend where he is. maybe he might have answers about how he murdered him

    Comment by SaintlyRose | June 13, 2008

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