What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Ca, Here goes I recently found out my step mother has an unclaimed life insurance policy for a couple grand. She was murdered by her own biological son who was tried and convicted of the crime, and now serving a life sentence for the crime. The money was turned over to the state controller whom I spoke with today, they did not know of the crime or circumstances of the situation. My question is who collects that money, Im her step-son and only myself and her son(the murderer of her) are still alive. The state controller didn't know who gets the money and seemed confused by the case. Thanks you for any info or input.