Good afternoon. Given that they have given every indication of abandonment, you can take possession of the property without going through the formal eviction process. You should send them written notice that you are applying their security deposit to cover unpaid rent. You can then file a claim against them for any excess damages or unpaid rent not covered by the security deposit. Once you get a judgment awarded in your favor, you can then have the sheriff serve a summons on him for a debtor examination. That forces him to meet you in court and answer questions under oath about his assets. After you obtain that information you have the power to garnish wages, attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the debt.
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