Family members reportedly smashed open a teen's coffin after they heard her screams, but they were ultimately unable to save the teen's life.
Daily Mail reports Neysi Perez, 16, woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom outside her home in La Entrada, Honduras.
She suddenly collapsed, possibly after a panic attack evoked by the sound of gunshots. Perez began to foam at the mouth, which her religious parents believed to be a sign of demonic possession.
Her parents called the local priest, but Perez, who was was newly married and three months pregnant, appeared to be dead. Perez was taken to the hospitial where doctors pronounced her dead. Her family buried Perez in her wedding dress.
Perez's husband, Rudy Gonzales, visited his wife's concrete tomb one day after her funeral.
Gonzales allegedly told Primer Impacto, a TV station,
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. It had already been a day since we buried her. I couldn't believe it. I was ecstatic, full of hope.
Family members rushed to the coffin and broke it with a sledgehammer.
Still inside the coffin, Perez was taken to a hospital.
Doctor Claudia Lopez reportedly said,
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.
Doctors previously declared Perez dead because her heart stopped, possibly temporarily due to the panic attack.
Her mother, Maria Gutierrez, was very suspicious when doctors signed Perez's death certificate because her daughter looked like she could still be alive.
She told Primer Impacto,
Even after a day in the tomb the colour of her body was normal, her corpse didn't smell, she just looked like she was in a deep sleep. There was no rigamortis, her body was still flexible, it was impossible that she had been dead for so many hours.
It's unknown why Perez was first declared dead, but Daily Mail reports oxygen deprivation likely caused her actual death.