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The prisoner was confirmed dead by 3 doctors, suddenly woke up in the morgue and asked to see his wife


The prisoner was moved to the morgue and that’s when the forensics heard something strange.

Spanish prison authorities were in a state of panic after an inmate declared dead by three separate doctors woke up in a morgue again – just hours before an autopsy. is started.

The then-inmate, 29-year-old Gonzalo Montoya Jiménez, was found completely unresponsive in his cell during the morning roll call on January 7, 2018, and was moved to the hospital morgue. in a body bag and that’s when the pathologists heard something strange.

Snore. Coming from inside the bag.

Asturias Central Penitentiary

Jiménez, who was serving a sentence for robbery in the maximum security area of ​​Asturias Central Penitentiary prison in northwestern Spain, was first examined by two prison doctors, after he was discovered sitting unconscious on a chair in his cell, with no signs of the impact of violence.

No vital signs were found, the doctors declared him dead, and an hour later, the coroner examined the body, agreed with the initial assessment, and issued a second death report. Tuesday.

Only later in the morgue did the forensics realize something was wrong.

By this point, Jiménez had been placed in a cold room to help preserve the body, and his skin had been marked with scalpel instructions in preparation for the impending autopsy. – then the “corpse” suddenly moved slightly,

Forensic doctors began to hear noises coming from inside the bag. Montoya is not dead yet. Completely opposite. Forensic (pathologist) opened the bag and discovered the prisoner was still alive.

Jiménez was then transported under protection in an ambulance to another hospital to recover from his mysterious state, and was eventually reported to be in stable condition, but for what reason he as dead, prison administrators still don’t know.

A spokesman for the Spanish Prisons Authority told the media: “All three doctors saw clinical signs of death so it is not clear at this time exactly why this happened.”

The day before Jiménez was found ‘dead’, he complained of feeling sick, and while the exact cause of his condition is unknown, officials describe his body as having cyanosis – purple discoloration due to poor circulation or lack of oxygen.

Hospital officials told Spanish media that the incident could be a case of tracheopathy, a neurological condition characterized by muscle stiffness and immobile posture regardless of magnetic stimulation. external as well as a decrease in pain sensation, slowing down of bodily functions, such as breathing

It’s not clear how Jiménez got into this state, having previously experienced epilepsy and taking medication for the condition – but his family says it wasn’t always easy for Jiménez to stick to his medication schedule. while incarcerated, so that could be the cause.

In the hospital, it took 24 hours for Jiménez to regain consciousness during intensive care and begin to speak, which doctors consider a good sign.

When the ‘dead man’ woke up, he asked if he could let him see his wife.



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