St. Louis County Records 2nd Heat-Related Death
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis County has recorded a second death connected to the record heat wave.
On Saturday, the 10th and final day of temperatures that rose above the 100 degree mark, a 93-year-old University City woman was found dead inside her brick home.
Investigators say the window air conditioner was working, but was set at 95 degrees.
“The victim lived alone but was cared for by relatives,” according to the St. Louis County medical examiner’s office.
The victim’s body temperature was 103-degrees when she was found.
Along with a 56-year-old Collinsville Ill. man who was discovered dead on Tuesday, the St. Louis region has recorded a total of 14 heat-related deaths.
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