Man Who Woke Up in Body Bag Now Really Dead

Family says extra 2 weeks was a gift from God
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2014 3:12 AM CDT
Walter Williams, 78, has been pronounced dead a second time.   (NewsForYou)

(Newser) – After what one can only hope were extensive checks, a coroner in Mississippi says a man who woke up in a body bag two weeks ago is now definitely dead. Walter Williams, a 78-year-old farmer, died peacefully at home yesterday, after which his nephew told the coroner "to be sure this time," WJTV reports. Relatives describe the extra time Williams had with his large family after a mortician spotted his moving as a gift from God. He leaves 11 children, 15 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

"We’re at peace, we know he has fought a good fight, " his daughter says. " His sister was able to make it into town, and he got to see his last grandchild, and all of his grandkids. That was a blessing." But while family members are happy to call Williams' revival a blessing, doctors are looking for a medical explanation, the Clarion-Ledger finds. Hospital officials believe very low blood sugar combined with medication may have made it very difficult to find a pulse the first time he was pronounced dead. (Read more Mississippi stories.)

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