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Heat suspected in 3 St. Louis-area deaths

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 12:18 p.m. CDT; updated 9:34 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 28, 2011

CLAYTON — The sweltering heat wave is blamed in three more St. Louis-area deaths.

The city health department says a 75-year-old woman is the fifth person to die from the heat in St. Louis this year. Her air conditioner was on but was blowing hot air in her home. She died on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two men also found dead Sunday are likely victims of the heat. A medical examiner determination could come as early as Friday.

A 55-year-old man was found in his home in the Jennings area. He lived alone with no air conditioning.

A 46-year-old man was found in his home in the Normandy area. The home's air conditioner and a fan were not working.

The names of the victims were not released.

This previous Missourian article provided tips for staying safe in the heat, along with the location of Columbia's cooling centers.

 


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