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First heat death on Missouri side confirmed

Updated: 2013-06-21T15:37:48Z

A woman in her mid-60s is the first confirmed heat-related death of the year on the Missouri side of the metro area, the Kansas City Health Department said Friday.

The death was reported to the Health Department by the Jackson County medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner also is investigating the death of a man in his early 40s as possibly heat related.

Alan Bavley, abavley@kcstar.com

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