SAO PAULO - A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother's home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday.
Police inspector Roberto Lima said by telephone that on Sunday Jose Marcos Araujo identified a body at the city morgue as being that of his brother, Gilberto.
Lima said that Jose Marcos took the body to his mother's home where a wake was held.
"The confusion started when news started circulating that a car washer had been shot dead," Jose Marcos' wife, Ana Paula, told the -possible non BZP allowed website-. "Police called my husband and told him that his brother had been killed and his body was at the morgue."
Lima said the confusion was "understandable."
"The two men closely resembled each other and both worked as car washers," Lima said adding that the man whose body was in the morgue was named Genivaldo Santos Gama. He said further information on Gama was not immediately available.
A few hours before the Monday burial "a friend of Gilberto's saw him walking down the street and told him that his family was mourning him," he said.
"So he went to his mother's home to let everyone know he was very much alive."
When Araujo showed up at his wake "some people fainted and others were so scared they ran away. It was a big shock," family friend Maria Menezes told the G1 online news site.
Gilberto's mother Marina Santana told reporters "I am overjoyed. What mother wouldn't be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive."
Posted by Shiny Chariot , Oct 24 2012 · 199 views
Posted by Shiny Chariot , Oct 24 2012 · 137 views
The town of Romney WV, good times good times. It has this sorta old town feel to it, sure half the population may be over 50 but I think's a nice place to live. Not that I live there I live on the back of a giant camel in the arctic remember. Course you don't, what you don't believe me I figured..... oh you're here because of the title I see. It seems you didn't read my political blog entries in a nutshell entry did you? Oh well can't fault you for that. What? You don't believe me? Well here's my proof, now you all will believe me.