Yesterday in Southfield, Michigan, the parents of a 20-year-old woman found their daughter at home in cardiac arrest. They called 911 and paramedics performed CPR and attempted to save her life. After 30 minutes, they pronounced her dead.
The Oakland County Medical Examiner's office had the young woman moved to the James H. Cole Funeral Home. Upon arrival, the funeral home staff determined that she wasn't dead after all.
From Local 4:
Sources with knowledge of this investigation tell Local 4 that Southfield police allegedly saw her move and breathe and called the fire crews back, but fire crews claim those were the side effects of the medication given to her.
Several sources said the female was picked up and transported to James H. Cole Funeral Home in Detroit on Schaefer Highway between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday. That's when employees at the funeral home discovered that she was still breathing.
James H. Cole Home for Funerals confirmed this on Monday morning in a statement. "After receiving clearance from the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office she was transported to our funeral home.
Upon her arrival at the funeral home, our staff confirmed she was breathing and called EMS."