SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – An attorney representing the family of a Southfield woman who was declared dead and sent to a funeral home where she was found to still be alive said a family member told medics she could still see the woman breathing.
Timesha Beauchamp, 20, was pronounced dead Sunday morning after paramedics with the Southfield Fire Department said she went into cardiac arrest and was showing no signs of life.
She had been living with cerebral palsy her entire life, and on Sunday morning, her mother, Erica Lattimore, noticed her daughter was having great difficulty breathing, so she called authorities.
Beauchamp was officially declared dead by an emergency department physician who received medical information from the Southfield Fire Department at the scene, officials said.
“Somebody pronounced my child dead and she’s not even dead,” Lattimore said. “She’s in the hospital.”
Lattimore said she was told Beauchamp had died only to find out hours later from the Cole Funeral Home in Detroit that her daughter was still alive in a body bag.