Mom Told Daughter Is 'Dead' in Morgue Mix-Up

A misunderstanding about a tattoo led Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office to pronounce Samantha Kennedy dead.
3:00 | 03/20/14

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Back from the dead at 24 year old woman. Killed according to a medical examiner after being struck by a truck and -- Washington State wrote she is still walking talking texting. Information her mother got on FaceBook. I thought it was some sick joke from one -- her experience. But it was not lower Baker's daughter Samantha Kennedy. Those struggling with addiction and away from home was very much alive how is that possible the pierce county medical examiner explains. The problem lies that we. Concluded that the tattoo was being described on being missing person. But it was actually being described on the body that the hospital had. So when we looked at the body we found the same -- to that was described to us. Got that add to its all -- fingerprint analysis which was not attempted before for family in correctly. That -- that was dead confirmed it medical examiner has vowed now the idea that shop.

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