People are shocked after a 20-year-old woman pronounced dead was found to be breathing at a funeral home. The Southfield Fire Department released a statement confirming that paramedics responded to a call for an unresponsive female over the weekend. When paramedics arrived, they found the woman not breathing. They performed CPR and other resuscitation techniques for about thirty minutes to no avail. Following their efforts "given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life." 20-year-old deceased woman found to be breathing at funeral home Funeral home casket \/ Public Domain Pictures The medical examiner's office was then contacted and given the medical data. The medical examiner's office did determine that the patient was deceased. Her body was then released directly to the family to make proper funeral arrangements. It was just hours later that staff at James H. Cole funeral home realized the woman was still breathing. RELATED: 6 Important Things Every Doctor Wishes Their Patients Knew It's unclear what led to her death or why she was found breathing after being pronounced dead. Authorities are not releasing any more personal information about the woman at this time.