How can I purchase a home after the owner's death?

Question Details: I currently live in a home where the owner died 15 years ago. I was paying rent to the owners son but he also died. I no longer pay rent and the back taxes have not been paid for 10 years.The home may come up for sheriff's sale soon. I am currently paying all of the utilities and for upkeep. Is there a legal way for me to purchase this home?

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