The events occurred in New York; Suffolk County Police and the State Department of Health are investigating the case.
Last Saturday (February 4), during the morning, an 82-year-old woman had been pronounced dead at a nursing home in Port Jefferson,New York, but was found alive nearly three hours later at the funeral home, authorities said, launching investigations by police and health officials.
The woman, who was not identified, she had been reported dead at 11:15 a.m.(local)at the Waters Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Jefferson.
By 1:30 p.m., she had already been taken to the funeral home, located 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) away, when employees discovered that she was still breathing and immediately took her to the hospital.
Suffolk County Police and the New York State Department of Health are investigating the case.No one at the funeral home wanted to comment and the woman’s condition is currently unknown, but they issued a statement saying they “respect the privacy and confidentiality of the families” on the matter.
“This is a terrible situation that caused unnecessary trauma for the affected resident and her loved ones,” he said. the New York Attorney General’s office in a statement send by email to CNN, adding that the office is reviewing the incident.