Man Found Alive, Kicking In Body Bag At Mississippi Funeral Home

Source: AP / CBS News

LEXINGTON, Miss. — Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a “miracle” that 78-year-old Walter “Snowball” Williams is alive, reports CBS affiliate WJTV.

The coroner was called to Williams’ home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died.

Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.

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  • Jessie

    Really though? No credible doctor was able to take his vitals or feel the fact that he was still WARM before trying to embalm him?!?! Un-freaking-believable! This is an outrage!!!!!!

  • audrey

    Are you serouis don’t they do otopusys however you spell it on the dead body first before going to fureal home smh

    • DonDiva002

      An autopsy is not done with every death. If the person has been diagnosed with a particular medical condition already , that’s inserted as the cause of death. They must be pronounced by a doctor or registered nurse though. Someone definitely dropped the ball. If a full set of vital signs were done, they would’ve known that this gentleman was still alive. So sad…