Skip to comments.Italian family buries mother they said was still alive
Posted on 02/14/2014 12:15:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
PALERMO, Italy, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An Italian family said they were forced to bury their 68-year-old mother even though they believe she was still alive.
The family of Grazi Bruno, 68, said she wasn't really dead because her body showed no decomposition or rigor mortis, which normally occurs after death, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.
The family fought with municipal authorities over their mother's body for eight days after two medical authorities confirmed she died from pancreatic cancer.
The family held a funeral in the town of Villagrazia di Carini near the capital of Palermo.
"For us, we will always regret that we buried our mother while she was still alive," one family member, whose name wasn't reported, said.
"Anyone in their place would have acted in same way," said priest Antonino Caruso. "Better to err on the side of caution than on indifference and distraction," the priest said during Mass.
Why wait till the last minute?
My turn to use it next.
I don’t know the correct way to phrase this, but rigor mortis sort of “lets go” after a period of time. Hours, I believe
Be alert! It can happen any time.
Have we seen this before???
It’s just a scratch.
The joints are stiff for 1-3 days, but after this time general tissue decay and leaking of lysosomal intracellular digestive enzymes will cause the muscles to relax.
Two thoughts: One, maybe this woman was a saint and they should have consulted the Vatican. Two, if they really thought she was still alive they could have “killed” her to be sure she was dead.
This reads just like satire.....
There are some people who do not have the usual symptoms of decomposition to laymen. Often this is accompanied by a period of “fast” rigor mortis, after which the body loosens up again.
. . . pondering . . .
If a lot of people were interested in vivisepulture, that would be weird.
Weird is my middle name; all the controversy arose because they misspelled it on my birth certificate.
Yes, and decomposition can be quite unpredictable too, because it depends on so many other conditions.
Maybe if you combined it with spontaneous human combustion and saponification you could get a decent sized list.
I don’t know about that ,, my father back in the 1940’s dated a morticians daughter and assisted in a few “preparations” ,,, you just couldn’t get the job done without “tendon snips”..
Ewwww. Shows what I know!
in post 19, she does a TERRIBLE job of applying her makeup....needs a finer brush I think!
Well pig me to your “pondering” if it decomposes positively eh.
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