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20-year-old woman declared dead at her Detroit home opened her eyes at a funeral home just as she was about to be embalmed. An ambulance had been called to the home of Timesha Beauchamp. For 30 minutes, paramedics attempted resuscitation without success, then consulted a doctor who, based on information given him by the ambulance crew, pronounced her to be dead. However, at the James H Cole funeral home, she was found to be still alive over an hour later, inside a body bag. “Our staff confirmed she was breathing,” said the funeral home, who called an emergency medical crew. Geoffrey Fieger, a lawyer hired by Ms Beauchamp’s family to look into potential

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