Family smashes open tomb of teen after hearing her scream

Photo: Primer Impacto via People Magazine

LA ENTRADA, Honduras (WTNH)– The tomb of a teenage girl was smashed open when her family heard her stirring and screaming from the inside of it, after she was declared dead.

People Magazine reports that 16-year-old Neysi Perez, of La Entrada, Honduras, was three months pregnant when she collapsed at home one night and never woke up. Her family held a funeral for her and when they went to visit her tomb the next day, they heard noises coming from inside.

“As I put my hand on her grave, I could hear noises inside. I heard banging, then I heard her voice. She was screaming for help,” her mother Maria Gutierrez, told the Univision TV show Primer Impacto.

Photo: Primer Impacto via YouTube
Photo: Primer Impacto via YouTube

Hopeful that they had Perez back, family members used a sledgehammer to smash open the concrete tomb and pulled her out of her coffin. Her family told Primero Impacto that a glass window on her tomb had been shattered, she had bruises on her hand and that her body was still warm. Her cousin said she even felt a faint heartbeat.

The teen was taken to a local hospital where doctors tried to revive her but she was declared clinically dead.

“We evaluated and tried everything, but the girl was dead. They put her back in the coffin and took her away again, back to the cemetery,” the hospital doctor, Claudia Lopez said.

According to People Magazine, reports show that Perez may have collapsed from a panic attack after hearing nearby gunfire and suffered a cataplectic episode, where terror leaves the victim without muscle control but conscious.

If Perez was buried alive, she might of died from oxygen deprivation.

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