St. Louis Woman's Death Blamed On Heat
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The death of a 90-year-old St. Louis woman is being blamed on the heat -- the 15th suspected heat death in the St. Louis region this year.
The St. Louis Health Department says Earline Walker's family found her at her home on July 24. The home had air conditioners but they were blowing hot air.
Oppressive heat and humidity continues in Missouri. Wednesday's forecast in St. Louis calls for a chance of storms but highs still in the mid-90s.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is urging neighbors and relatives to check to see if air conditioners of elderly residents are working properly. In nine of the 15 deaths in the St. Louis area, the homes had air conditioners that were either not turned on or not working.