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
Woman Turns Up 13 Days After Funeral

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. (Read more mistaken identity stories.)

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