KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The death of a 13-month-old boy is the first in 2012 confirmed to be heat-related in Jackson County, Mo., the Kansas City Health Department announced Thursday.
Heath Hubbard died May 3 when, according to police, his mother accidentally left him inside her vehicle while she went to work in Lee’s Summit. His death has been ruled an accident and no charges will be filed .
The Jackson County Medical Examiner is investigating six other suspected heat-related deaths, including two that were reported on Wednesday .
Twenty-nine other deaths in Missouri are either confirmed or suspected to be heat-related, according to officials in St. Louis and with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
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