State's first heat-related death confirmed in Kansas CIty

Friday, June 21, 2013 | 12:56 p.m. CDT; updated 2:21 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 21, 2013

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City health officials have confirmed the first heat-related death of the year in Missouri.

The Kansas City Health Department said Friday that a woman born in 1947 died of heat-related causes. The department also says that the Jackson County medical examiner is investigating the death of a man born in 1971 as possibly heat-related.

Officials declined to provide any details about the deaths.


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