Three heat related deaths reported in Milwaukee County
MILWAUKEE -- Three heat related deaths have been reported by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. We're told a 44-year-old male, 71-year-old male, and 79-year-old male were all found dead with core temperatures over 101 degrees.
According to the medical examiner's officer a 44-year-old white male was found unresponsive in an alley on the 4800 block of W. Morgan Ave. on July 17th. His body temperature was 108 degrees by the time he was transported to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.
The second heat victim is a 79-year-old white male found on the 4000 block of N. 85th St. in Milwaukee. We're told the man was in a sealed house with no windows open, no fans on, and no air conditioning. His body temperature was 102 degrees. He was wearing underwear and a long sleeve shirt when he was found.
The third man who died a heat related death was found in a house on the 2200 block of N. Cambridge Ave. The medical examiner's office says the 79-year-old white male had a core temperature of 107 degrees. He was sealed in a house with no fans or air conditioning. When he was found he was wearing two pairs of pants, a shirt, sweater and jacket.
The identity of these men will be withheld until family members have been notified.
Commissioner of Heath Statement on Possible Heat Related Deaths:
The City of Milwaukee Health Department is saddened to learn today of three suspected deaths of city residents due to heat-related causes. While the investigation into each case is ongoing, we reinforce the message that the entire community must take care of each other.