- Aigali Supugaliev, 63, went missing in July
- A DNA test on a body revealed that it was likely to be him and his family held a funeral
- However, he stunned his family by showing up 2 months later
A 63-year-old "dead" man in Kazakhstan stunned his family recently when he returned home two months after his funeral.
Aigali Supugaliev went missing in July, Metro.co.uk reports. A decomposing body was found close to his home soon afterwards.
Akmaral Zhubatyrova, a local scientist, conducted a DNA test on the body. The test revealed a 99.92% likelihood that the body was Aigali's, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Aigali's distraught family subsequently held a funeral for him and buried the body. However, they were surprised to see him alive and healthy just two months later.
The man's brother, Esengali said:
When Aigali came home alive and healthy, my daughter Saule, seeing her ‘dead’ uncle, almost collapsed with a heart attack.
It turned out that Aigali had taken up a job at a faraway farm without informing his family. He even posed for a picture with the tombstone plate used for "his" grave.
Akmaral said she used nail clippings from the body for the DNA test. She said although the test showed near certainty, "we should not forget about the remaining 0.08%."
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