This is the scenario:  Here in California, these red tagged owned properties have deceased owners who have debt from medicaid expenses etc, the current owners are waiting for the 5 yr mark to arrive to give up the properties.  When realtors or police department try to contact the current owners, the owners do not respond.  Any ideas on how best to approach these owners?  Is there a future for me as an investor with these properties?

Thank you,

Lily