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Southfield Fire Chief: Still trying to learn how ‘dead’ woman was alive

Southfield, Mich., Fire Chief Johnny Menifee holds a news conference on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Southfield, Mich., in response to questions about a woman, Timesha Beauchamp, who was found alive at a funeral home. A Southfield emergency medical crew said there were no signs of life when they were called to Beauchamp's home on Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ed White)

By ED WHITE Associated Press
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit fire chief says he still can’t explain why a 20-year-old woman declared dead at her home was discovered alive hours later at a funeral home. Southfield Chief Johnny Menifee took questions from reporters for the first time since the bizarre events Sunday. Meanwhile, Timesha Beauchamp remains in critical condition at a hospital. Menifee says an emergency medical crew found no signs of life on three separate occasions at Beauchamp’s home. Staff at a funeral home discovered she was alive. Menifee says the paramedics “feel terrible.”


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