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UPDATE: 5th suspected heat-related death in Milwaukee

UPDATED Saturday, July 19, 2013 --- 7:12 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee authorities are reporting a fourth and fifth suspected heat-related death.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says the latest victims are a 64-year-old woman who died early Saturday and a 69-year-old man who died Friday.

The office says the woman developed breathing problems in her Milwaukee home, where the air temperature was 93 degrees. Her body temperature was 110 degrees.

She had an air conditioner, but was unable to install it on her own. All the windows in her home were closed, and the family never opened them because they feared shots being fired in the neighborhood.

The man was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital from a home in Milwaukee on Thursday with a body temperature of 102 degrees. He died Friday night.

Their names have not been released.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 --- 5:08 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee authorities are investigating three suspected heat-related deaths as a heat wave broils the city.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says two of the victims are men, ages 71 and 79. Their bodies were found in separate houses Friday afternoon.

In both those cases, the medical examiner says the houses were sealed with no fans on and no air conditioning in the house.

The other victim is a 44-year-old man. He was found unresponsive in an alley Wednesday evening and pronounced dead in an intensive-care unit Thursday.

Names of the victims were not immediately released.

The National Weather Service says Milwaukee has recorded four consecutive days of highs in the mid-90s. The combined heat and humidity has made temperatures feel like more than 100 degrees.

Copyright Associated Press 2013


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