Woman found breathing at Detroit funeral home has died, attorney says

Funeral Home Woman Alive
Posted at 1:54 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 13:54:08-04

(WXYZ) — The 20-year-old woman who was found breathing in a Detroit funeral home has now died, attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced.

Fieger files $50 million lawsuit in case of woman found alive after being pronounced dead

On Oct. 18, Timesha Beauchamp died at Children's Hospital as a result of brain damage, Fieger said.

Fieger has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Southfield EMS Paramedics in the case of Beauchamp.

Back in August, Southfield Fire Department paramedics responded to a home for an unresponsive woman. When they arrived, the fire chief said Beauchamp wasn't breathing; after standard efforts to revive her, first responders determined after about 30 minutes that she was deceased.

“Because there was no indication of foul play, as per standard operating procedure, the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office was contacted and given the medical data. The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing,” the chief said in a statement at the time.

Hours later, staff at the James H. Cole funeral home realized Beauchamp was still breathing.

Her family has issued the following statement:

“Our whole family is devastated. This is the second time our beloved Timesha has been pronounced dead – but this time she isn’t coming back.”

The City of Southfield also responded with the below statement:

"The City of Southfield sends its deepest sympathies to the Timesha Beauchamp family on her passing. Per city policy, no further comment can be made due to pending litigation."