Feds will demolish Brown Funeral Home on Flint’s east side
FLINT, MI -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin demolishing the former Brown’s Funeral Home on Davison Road starting next month, saying a series of fires there have made the property a danger to the public. “We’re demolishing Brown’s Funeral Home so Flint residents won’t need to worry about being exposed to asbestos,” Acting EPA Region 5 Administrator Cheryl Newton said in a statement released by the EPA. Before it closed in 2007, Brown’s was one of Flint’s best-known funeral homes. Praise House Deliverance Ministries was most recently located in the Davison Road building, where the Rev. Read more on MLive:Flint funeral home closing June 9Fire damages former church, funeral home siteSee which commercial properties top Genesee County’s 2018 foreclosure listmlive.com
$50m lawsuit filed against Southfield EMS after woman declared dead, later found alive
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Geoffrey Fieger announced Thursday he was filed a $50 million lawsuit against Southfield EMS Paramedics for declaring 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp dead. Fieger said the incident left Beauchamp without oxygen for hours and that she was only discovered to still be alive when a funeral home worker opened the body bag to prepare her for embalming. All the telemetry evidence shows that Timesha was alive when EMS declared her dead. As a result of being declared dead, she was left without oxygen for four hours, suffering severe hypoxic brain damage," Fieger said. It is likely that a State complaint will also be filed in the near future.
Police records: Paramedics performed CPR for 30 minutes on Southfield woman declared dead, later found alive
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – New information from police records received through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) showed that Southfield paramedics tried to revive 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp for 30 minutes but with no luck. Paramedics told the investigating officer they had done CPR on Beauchamp for 30 minutes but that she was deceased. While Southfield police, fire and emergency personnel were all there, family told the officer they believed Beauchamp had a heartbeat. Funeral home staff said they had been advised by emergency personnel that they would continue to see her chest move for another hour. That’s when the funeral home called 911 and Detroit emergency personnel was dispatched.
State: Southfield paramedic misled doc about ‘dead’ woman
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A suburban Detroit paramedic repeatedly failed to recognize that a young woman declared dead was alive and misled a doctor by phone about her condition, according to state authorities who offered more details about the strange case. The incident was bizarre because a funeral home discovered Timesha Beauchamp was alive when she gasped while her body was being prepared on Aug. 23. The latest details are in a state license suspension filed last week against Michael Storms, a Southfield firefighter and paramedic, who was part of a four-member team responding to the home of the 20-year-old woman. The Southfield fire chief said the incident still remains under investigation by the city. The state said Storms changed his report when it was uploaded a second time to an incident database the next day.
4 first responders placed on leave after 20-year-old Southfield woman declared dead, later found alive
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Four medics have been put on leave after a 20-year-old woman was declared dead and then found alive hours later. “She was breathing somewhat normal. So from all indication she was breathing somewhat normal, they told me it was because of the medication,” Beaucamp’s godmother said. The most alarming inaccurate statement is that a Southfield police officer placed Ms. Beauchamp in a body bag. Menifee said Southfield police arrived at about 8:07 a.m., and at 8:09 a.m., they announced that Beauchamp was dead and a physician was notified.
Detroit funeral home owner charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting, killing cousin
DETROIT – The well-known owner of a Detroit funeral home has been charged after allegedly fatally shooting his cousin during an argument on Monday. The 37-year-old owner, Major Clora, Jr., of Detroit, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and felony firearm. Police say at about 10:35 a.m. Clora fired a single shot at his 53-year-old male cousin outside of the Clora Funeral Home on Seven Mile Road, killing him. Clora reportedly waited for police at the scene and was taken into custody. Clora is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
Well-known Detroit funeral home owner fatally shoots cousin during argument, sources say
DETROIT – The well-known owner of a Detroit funeral home is accused of shooting and killing his cousin during an argument at the funeral home, according to police. The shooting was reported around 11 a.m. Monday at the Clora Funeral Home on Seven Mile Road, officials said. “Going to be a shooting on East Seven Mile Road,” a dispatcher said over the police scanner. The other shot the other.”Multiple sources confirmed to Local 4 that the person who allegedly fired that deadly shot was the owner of the funeral home. Police said a 37-year-old man who’s well-known in the community fired the shot and then waited for police.