Pa. woman turns up alive after her own NJ funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has turned up alive nearly two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial for her.

Services for 50-year-old Sharolyn Jackson were held Aug. 3 in New Jersey.

Jackson’s mother, Carrie Minney, says the woman in the casket looked just like her daughter, except for the nose. She says the family assumed something had happened to the nose during the embalming process.

Jackson showed up at a mental health facility in Philadelphia last week.

A spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Health says Jackson’s son and a social worker who knows her had viewed pictures of a dead woman’s body and identified it as being hers.

The buried body will be exhumed in hopes of correctly identifying it.

KYW-TV first reported on the funeral.

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