A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his motherâ€™s home in the town of Alagoinhas in Northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday.
â€œThe confusion started when news started circulating that a car washer had been shot dead,â€ Jose Marcosâ€™ wife, Ana Paula, told the UOL Internet news portal. â€œPolice called my husband and told him that his brother had been killed and his body was at the morgue.â€ Lima said the confusion was â€œunderstandable.â€
â€œThe two men closely resembled each other and both worked as car washers,â€ Lima said adding that the man whose body was in the morgue was named Genivaldo Santos Gama. He said further information on Gama was not immediately available.
A few hours before the Monday burial â€œa friend of Gilbertoâ€™s saw him walking down the street and told him that his family was mourning him,â€ he said. â€œSo he went to his motherâ€™s home to let everyone know he was very much alive.â€
When Araujo showed up at his wake â€œsome people fainted and others were so scared they ran away. It was a big shock,â€ family friend Maria Menezes told the G1 online news site.
Gilbertoâ€™s mother Marina Santana told reporters â€œI am overjoyed. -What mother wouldn’t be after being told that her son is dead and then sees him alive.â€