- Juan Ramón Alfonso Penayo disappeared for several days
- His family was informed of a charred body, which they presumed was him
- However, he returned and found his family grieving at what was supposed to be his wake
A young man in Paraguay shocked his family recently when he turned up at what was supposed to be his wake.
20-year-old Juan Ramón Alfonso Penayo had disappeared for three days, Briefly.co.za learned. His worried family subsequently reported him missing.
Police in the village of Santa Teresa, near the border with Brazil, informed Juan's family that a charred body had been found in the vicinity and asked them to identify it.
According to Oddity Central, drug gangs often fight it out in the area in a bid to control it. The body was unidentifiable, but Juan's family thought he was caught up in the violence.
They presumed it was him and began making funeral arrangements, including the wake at their home. Neighbours gathered to pay their respects.
However, Juan surprised everyone by walking into what was supposed to be his own wake. He found his family, friends, and neighbours gathered around a coffin grieving over him.
The incident reportedly unnerved Juan's family. However, they were happy to see him alive and well. Police took the charred body back to the mortuary.
Briefly.co.za recently covered a similar story about a woman who turned up at her own funeral. Her husband had allegedly paid hitmen to end her life.
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