A friend of mine owns a property and rents some of the rooms on a month to month basis. One of the roommates committed suicide in one of the rooms. Next of kin wants the security deposit. Obviously there was no notice of lease termination. The lease is / was month to month. Does my friend have to return the deposit? Niether he nor the family know whether or not the roommate died intestate. How does one find this out? And IF he returns the security deposit to whome does it go? Probate court? What if a will is found later? What about the stuff in her room? To whom does that belong?