Neighbors in a town called Riachao das Neves in the northeast of Brazil say they heard screams coming from the cemetery. The family of a Brazilian woman thinks that Rosangela Almeida dos Santos, 37, may have spent 11 days trying to fight her way out of a coffin.
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Santos was pronounced dead a funeral was held for her a day later, but after receiving reports of screams and moans coming from the cemetery the family dug up her coffin.
They say they were startled to find when they dug up Santos coffin there was evidence of a struggle such as wounds on her hands and forehead.
The family doesn't believe the wounds were present on Santos when they buried her. Santos mother also said the nails inside the casket had been loosened as if she was trying to pull them out and escape.
Natalina Silva, a neighbor, said she heard two moans coming from the cemetery and initially thought it was children playing a joke. Santos death certificate says she died of septic shock on January 28 and had apparently suffered two heart attacks previously
Relatives who dug up Santos coffin claim her body was still warm. The police were notified of the discovery and are investigating. The hospital who declared the 37-year-old dead will have to provide the necessary information to authorities.
So far the investigation has not found evidence that Santos was buried alive and authorities are even considering charging the family with violating a grave, an offense that carries 1 to 3 years in jail.
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