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Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive


January 17, 2021

PARIS (AP) — Frenchwoman Jeanne Pouchain has an unusual problem. She's officially dead. She has been trying for three years to prove that she is alive.

The 58-year-old woman says she lives in constant fear, not daring to leave her house in the village of Saint Joseph, in the Loire region. Authorities seized her car over an unpaid debt she contests and which is at the center of her troubles. She fears the family furniture will be next.

Pouchain's status has prevented her and her husband, who is her legal beneficiary along with her son, from using their joint bank account. Being declared de...

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