Sat. Feb 24th, 2024
22-year-old job seeker mistakenly declared dead

In September, the family of Tyler Chase was devastated to receive a notification that he had died from a drug overdose. However, three months later, they discovered that the body belonged to someone else. Chase had been staying at a rehab center and was sober for several months when he realized his credit card was no longer active. He went to authorities to resolve the issue and was informed that a death certificate had been filed in his name.

When he contacted the Portland Police, they investigated the situation and discovered that a man living at the rehab center had died from an overdose and was mistakenly identified as Chase. His family was notified of his death and the body was cremated without proper identification. Chase’s cousin, Tasha Rosales, was initially convinced that the news of his being alive was a hoax but ultimately raised over $1000 for his cremation.

The incident led Chase to realize how easily he could have met the same fate and he found work in Portland helping the homeless. The Multnomah County spokesperson expressed deep regret for the misidentification and new procedures were put in place to prevent such errors from happening again. This tragic incident highlights the importance of proper identification procedures in order to avoid mistakes like this one from happening again.

By Editor

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