(The AEGIS Alliance) – DETROIT, MICHIGAN – A woman, age 20, had been declared dead by fire department officials but was later discovered alive on Sunday inside a Detroit funeral home.
Paramedics with the Southfield Fire Department responded to a call on Sunday morning at a home for a woman who was unresponsive.
Paramedics tried to revive the woman after they found that she wasn’t breathing. About half an hour later, they determined she was deceased and dead, WXYZ Detroit reports.
Chief of the Southfield Fire Department, Johnny L. Menifee GAVE A STATEMENT and said “The paramedics performed CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.”
The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted by the fire department and provided the medical data of the woman. There wasn’t any indication of foul play involved according to Menifee.
“The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing,” Chief Menifee’s statement says.
Hours after that, staff working for the James H. Cole funeral home found the woman to still be breathing. The department is not releasing the woman’s name for now, and no other information about the woman has been released.
WXYZ Detroit reported that the woman’s attorney said she was about to be embalmed.
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