Heat claims 3 lives in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The medical examiner in St. Louis says three elderly people have died of heat-related illness in recent days.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/N5ylDZ ) reports all three deaths occurred over the weekend in homes where air conditions were either not in use or not doing an effective job.

The victims are identified as 80-year-old Willie Hall and 74-year-old Judith Reed, who were found in their homes on Saturday; and 80-year-old Orena Brown, found dead Sunday.

In western Missouri, the Jackson County medical examiner continues trying to confirm high temperatures as contributing to three deaths this year, including a 13-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in early May. Those are apart from the suspected heat-related deaths of two homeless men in Kansas City, one on Saturday and the other Monday.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com


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