Heat death in St. Louis, possibly 2 in Kansas City

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The blistering heat settled over Missouri is being blamed for the death of a 52-year-old St. Louis woman, and is suspected in the deaths of two people in Kansas City.

The St. Louis Health Department says the woman was found unresponsive on Thursday in her home, where the temperature was 100 degrees inside. The air conditioner was working but not turned on.

In Kansas City, the Jackson County medical examiner is investigating whether two deaths were heat-related. No details were released by Tuesday on where and when the two people — a 56-year-old woman and a man about 60 — had died.

The high temperature in much of the state has been in the 90s to around 100 degrees for the past several days, prompting excessive heat warnings.

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