A Detriot woman — who was declared dead by paramedics — was found breathing at the funeral home. The woman has been identified as Timesha Beauchamp and she is merely 20-year old.
According to a report in People, Timesh Beauchamp was about to be in the embalming process when the funeral employee discovered her breathing.
For the unversed, embalming process consist of removing the deceased’s blood, puncturing organs to remove gas and fluids, along with other surgical and cleaning precautions.
The family’s attorney Geoffrey Fieger said that she was in critical condition at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, where she was put on a respirator and her heart was beating on its own.
In a press conference, which took place on Tuesday, Geoffrey Fieger said, “The funeral director called the family, was very upset about it,” Fieger said.
“Timesha was eventually rushed to Sinai-Grace Hospital, where she’s been treated ever since. There is no specific diagnosis at the moment, [but] we understand she’s in critical condition.”
The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Timesha was pronounced dead by the ER doctor due to her heartbeat and breathing.
According to reports, she has cerebral palsy and has always needed a constant breathing treatment. Considering her history, an autopsy was not conducted.
However, her godmother, who reportedly works as a registered nurse, was constantly saying that she was still alive and made all possible efforts to convince the officials but they took her to a funeral home.
“She indicated that she had seen Timesha breathing and she felt that Timesha had a pulse,” Fieger added “And the police did not respond to her statements that she did not believe her goddaughter was dead… She was in the room, she was there with the police and the EMS and she told them that she had been moving, she saw movements. They told her they did not believe the movements were volitional, that the movements were involuntary, they were related to the drugs they had administered to Timesha, and that it did not change their opinion as to the fact that they felt she was dead.”
“She needed medical treatment and needed transportation to a hospital, but got transportation to a funeral home,” he said.