The house isn't necessarily a foreclosure, or bank-owned. We don't know. It could be an estate matter, or there were renters who moved out, and it is temporarily empty.
To find the owner, you can begin by visiting the website below, and call the tax assessor, Colleen Adamec:
The identity of the owner can be just a first step. If the property is owned by a corporation (Inc. or LLC), then it can be difficult to get a human being on the phone. If you send a letter, send it certified mail return receipt requested so you know it was delivered, at least. Best of luck!
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