KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Health Department says two more area deaths are being investigated as possibly heat-related.
The deaths, men born in 1940 and 1944, are the third and fourth suspected heat-related deaths in the area of 2013.
Authorities do not release additional details about suspected heat-related deaths because of medical privacy laws.
One of the previous deaths has been confirmed to be heat-related. On Friday, June 21, health department officials confirmed Sharon Hendrix’ death to be heat-related.
Hendrix was found dead earlier this year after mowing her yard. It was 91 degrees that day.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner will make a final determination as to whether the other three deaths were heat-related.
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