By Sandra Birungi
A woman was ‘buried’ but after 13 days, she was found, alive and well.
50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson was reported missing from her West Philadelphia home according to CBS. Authorities later found a body that matched her description, and two people, including her son, identified the woman as Jackson.
According to her obituary in The Times of Trenton, she “died” on July 20 and the family held a burial Aug. 3. Last Friday, Jackson was found alive at a mental health facility.
“The gold standard here [for identifying a body] is visual identification by a family member,” so the son’s identification was taken as fact, Philadelphia Health Department spokesman James Garrow told The Huffington Post. Her son identified the dead body but now no one knows who the woman buried as Jackson is.
“Right now we’re working internally with the city law department to see about exhuming the body, and we’re working with the police department to see if we can identify who this woman is,” Garrow said.