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UPDATE: 5 possible heat-related deaths in Milwaukee


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Authorities are investigating a fifth possible heat-related death in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office reports a fifth death of a 69-year-old man on Friday night. The man was taken to the hospital on Thursday after he was found in a home with a body temperature of 102 degrees.

A 64-year-old woman also died early Saturday from possible heat-related injuries. Authorities say she had developed breathing problems in her home, where the air temperature was 93 degrees. Her body temperature was 110 degrees.

The victims names have not been released.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Milwaukee authorities report a fourth death suspected to be heat-related.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says a 64-year-old woman died early Saturday, July 20th.  They also said she developed breathing problems, and her body temperature was at 110 degrees.

She had an air conditions but it was not installed.  All of her windows had been closed.  The family never opened them due to shots being fired in the neighborhood.

The Medical Examiner's Office reported three other heat-related deaths on Friday, July 19th.  One man was found in an alley Wednesday, and he died Thursday.  Two other men were found dead on Friday.

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