Woman Turns Up 13 Days After Funeral
Family held services, burial, but body was misidentified
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 23, 2013 2:15 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Philadelphia woman has turned up alive nearly two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial. KYW-TV reports that 50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson showed up at a mental health facility last Friday. A body found July 20 on a Philadelphia street had been identified as Jackson. A spokesman for the Philadelphia Health Department says Jackson's son and a social worker who knows her viewed pictures of the body and identified it as being hers. Services for Jackson were held Aug. 3. The now-buried body will be exhumed in hopes of correctly identifying the remains.

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InferiorToYou
Aug 26, 2013 12:41 AM CDT
rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated
whatthewhat
Aug 23, 2013 9:24 PM CDT
A bit late I thought the standard for this kind of thing was established as 3 days for quite some time now.
HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 23, 2013 6:14 PM CDT
What a great way to get a new life. All she really had to do was just wait out until Obama's amnesty registration program goes on line. You register as an undocumented resident of the USA and get a new ID card and SSN. Its like starting over. You can get a new bank account and thus a new credit file to begin a totally new life. I'm looking forward to filing an application myself. I think my new name will be Juan Julian Jimenez I've already ordered the large arched lettering to put in the rear window of my pickup truck. My radio handle will be 3J.