Heat claims 3 lives in St. Louis

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | 11:14 a.m. CDT; updated 2:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch 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.





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