KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials at the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department are investigating a suspected heat-related death.
The department announced Wednesday afternoon the death of a man born in 1980.
Health officials were notified of the death by the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner has informed KCHD of a suspected heat-related death. The investigation has been opened for a male born in 1980.— KCMO Health Dept (@KCMOHealthDept) July 28, 2021
No additional information is available at this time.
The Kansas City region is in the middle of a heat wave that could feature temperatures near 100 degrees on Thursday.
National Weather Service data show that heat was the main cause of weather fatalities based on a 30-year average from 1991-2020.
This is a developing story and will be updated.