Talk about a mix up. We’ve got an XFile here:
Health Officials Probing Mistaken Death
Woman Found Alive After Taken To Morgue
BOSTON, 7:35 p.m. EST January 25, 2001 – State public health
officials said Thursday that they are investigating the case of an Ashland
woman who was mistaken for dead and then discovered alive in a body
bag at a funeral home.
[Police] were allowed into the apartment by the property
manager and found the woman in a tub of cold water having apparently
overdosed on pills.
Police called for an ambulance. Then a State Police homicide investigator
was summoned and ruled that there was no foul play.
No one realized she was alive until she was taken to John Matarese
Funeral Home in Ashland where John Matarese heard a faint noise and
discovered she was alive and unzipped her body bag.
Pawelec said that the woman has now “recovered physically” from the