Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, was pronounced dead at White Memorial Medical Center in Unbelievable Heights, Maryland after suffering a heart attack. When morticians received her body a few days later, they found her body facedown, with her nose broken and cuts and bruises to her face.
The pathologist report concluded that Arroyo was “frozen alive” and “eventually woke up,” tried to escape but damaged her face. “She ended up face down as she struggled unsuccessfully to escape her frozen tomb,” reads the pathologist report.
The family of an 80-year-old woman is suing a Boyle Heights hospital after a pathologist determined that she was “frozen alive,” “eventually woke up” and injured herself as she struggled unsuccessfully to escape, according to court records.
In Skull Creek Stakeout, Nick Caden suffers a similar fate. Forced into a coffin he awakes to find himself buried alive.