Man wakes up during autopsy

Carlos Amejo, 33, of Caracas, Venezuela, was reportedly declared dead after a car wreck but woke up during an autopsy. (A Reuters report, summarizing an article from the Spanish-language El Universal, doesn't state why an autopsy had been ordered.) Amejo allegedly became alert when examiners started to stitch up an incision on his face. From Reuters:
"I woke up because the pain was unbearable," Camejo said...

His grieving wife turned up at the morgue to identify her husband's body only to find him moved into a corridor -- and alive.
Link (Thanks, Lindsay Tiemeyer!)


  1. What I can’t figure out is what sort of autopsy starts on the face? I always thought of it as more of a body cavity sort of a thing.

  2. “Woke up?”
    Yeah, right.

    I know a resurrected, flesh-hungry corpse when I see one (or read about one).

    I’m stocking up on canned food and ammunition right now.

    Beat ’em or burn ’em!

  3. >I’m stocking up on canned food and ammunition right now.

    Remember, only large bore shotguns, small arms fire is usually useless –

  4. In the Spanish article it says ‘face was bleeding’ and makes no mention of any incision. Maybe the victim was bleeding from a wound from the car accident

    “The (morgue) doctors were ready to open me up but noticed that my face was bleeding and so they stitched me up quickly and without anesthesia, which made me wake up since the pain was unbearable.”

    The amazing thing about the story is that it seems that nobody — from the police to the EMTs to the morgue doctors — ever really checked this guy to asess his condition. They just assumed he was dead.

    He has his own death certificate.

    This is the quote I translated above in the original Spanish: “Los médicos estaban listos para abrirme pero se dieron cuenta de que mi cara estaba sangrando y entonces me cosieron rápidamente y sin anestesia, lo cual hizo que me despertara ya que el dolor era insoportable”, indicó la víctima,

  5. Carlos Alberto Camejo is his name, according to the article in El Universal website. His name is not Amejo.

    And he’s comming to eat your BRAINS!

    (I’m sorry. I just had to do that.)

  6. Im no genius or anything, but I do know that dead bodies don’t “bleed”. If he was actually alive, then someone would have know that by looking at his bleeding wound.

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