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Heat possible cause in deaths of 6 Kansas Citians since June

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 17:45:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As high temperatures continue their dominance of this summer, authorities are reviewing whether heat was the cause of several deaths since June.

A Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department spokesperson told KSHB 41 News Thursday that one death in June and five others so far in July are under review for possibility being heat-related.

Health investigators have not yet made an official designation that the deaths are heat-related. Their review is ongoing.

June: 
A male born in 1949

July:
A male born in 1998
A male born in 1988
A female born in 1962
A female born in 1952
A male born in 1976

The spokesperson said no additional information could be released citing health privacy laws.