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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Woman declared dead found alive inside Detroit funeral home

Detroit"A 20-year-old woman who was declared dead by fire officials was found alive inside a Detroit funeral home. . ."

The woman was found unresponsive by Southfield Fire Department. After performing CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes, the paramedics determined that there was no signs of life and she was declared dead. 

"The fire department contacted the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office and provided the woman's medical data."

“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 said in the statement.

The staff at James H. Cole funeral home later determined that the woman was still breathing.

The woman's name has not been released and no other information has been provided. 

See Woman declared dead found alive inside Detroit funeral home, Nexstar Media Wire, August 24, 2020. 

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