Man is found alive nine years after he was cremated: Man who fled a Chinese care home in 2014 and was ‘found dead’ by a roadside shocks his family by turning up alive and well
- Zhuo Kangluo has reportedly turned up alive after family thought he was dead
- His identity was mistaken for a man who died in a car accident nine years ago
An elderly man has turned up alive nine years after his family believed they had cremated him following a car accident, reports say.
Zhuo Kangluo, who was found ‘dead’ at the roadside after fleeing a Chinese care home, is said to have appeared alive in a village.
Reports of a man acting strangely were first received by Chongqing authorities in August, according to China News Network.
Officers initially struggled to identify the man given his refusal to answer questions, but a DNA test on Tuesday reportedly matched with the brother of Zhuo Kangluo.
Nine years ago, a man who died from a car accident was wrongly identified as Zhuo by relatives and villagers.
Zhuo Kangluo has reportedly turned up alive after family thought he was dead for nine years
Zhuo Kangluo, who was found ‘dead’ at the roadside in 2014 after fleeing a Chinese care home
The body was cremated after his nephew allegedly did not want an autopsy and DNA testing was unavailable for immediate relatives.
The man’s likeness was also said to be recognised by Zhuo’s grandson when looking at a missing persons poster.
On visiting him, the man reportedly burst into tears and could also correctly spell the names of those related to him.
Chinese authorities are now said to be working to identify the man who was mistakenly thought to be Zhuo in 2014.
Care has been given to Zhuo following his reappearance.
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