Woman thought to be dead found alive at US funeral home

A hospice patient in the US who was thought to be dead turned out to be alive and was found breathing by workers at a funeral home in Nebraska, according to police.

Constance Glantz, 74, was pronounced dead Monday morning at a Lincoln nursing home where she had been on hospice and was transferred to Butherus-Maser & Love Funeral Home. ABC News.

But as a funeral home worker tended to her body shortly before noon, they noticed her breathing and staff immediately began CPR and called the authorities, New York Post reports.

Ms. Glantz was taken to a nearby hospital, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said, where she is being treated and remains alive.
“This is a very unusual case,” Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Houchin said.

“I’ve been doing this for 31 years and nothing like this has ever come to this point.”

The nursing home is said to face no charges as Ms Glantz’s stay at the hospice meant staff expected her death and there was nothing suspicious about her apparent death.

“We were unable to detect any criminal intent at the nursing home, but the investigation is ongoing,” Houchin said.

This article was originally published in the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission.

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