Woman thought dead; breathing in funeral home

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A 74-year-old woman thought to be dead was found breathing ahead of her funeral.

On Monday, June 3, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference where authorities identified Constance Glantz of Lincoln, Nebraska, as the individual who was nearly buried alive.

“This is a very unusual case,” Lancaster County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ben Houchin said during the press conference. “Been doing this 31 years, and nothing like this has ever gotten to this point before.”

Around 9:45 a.m. local time, staff at The Mulberry nursing home in Waverly pronounced Glantz, who had been in hospice care, dead.

Her body was then transported to the Butherus-Maser & Love Funeral Home. However, at approximately 11:43 a.m., Lincoln Fire and Rescue was called “for a medical emergency” after a staff member at the funeral home noticed the woman was still breathing.

A spokesperson for the Lincoln Fire and Rescue said they responded to a “CPR in progress.”

“She was taken to a local hospital, and is still alive,” Houchin said of Glantz.

“LSO has been to the nursing home, and we have started our investigation into what happened. At this point, we have not been able to find any criminal intent by the nursing home, but the investigation is ongoing,” he continued.

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