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Eighth heat death confirmed

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office today confirmed an additional heat-related death this summer, bringing the total on the Missouri side of the metropolitan area to eight.

The latest case was a man born in 1954.

Another case, of a man born in 1952, was ruled as not being heat-related.

But a woman born in 1955 was added to the list of suspected heat-related deaths.

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