August 21, 2012 12:00 AM

Mail carrier’s death in July added to heat’s toll

The Jackson County medical examiner this week confirmed that letter carrier John Watzlawick died of hyperthermia after collapsing between stops July 24 in Independence. Watzlawick's widow, Kay, is angry that postal officials reportedly rebuffed her husband when he told them on July 23 that he was ill from the heat.

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