St. Louis Public Radio News
1:23 pm
Thu July 10, 2003

First Heat-Related Deaths in St. Louis This Year

St. Louis, MO – The first two-heat-related deaths in Missouri this year happened in St. Louis. One man's body was found outside Busch Stadium on Sunday morning; Robert Kimble had a body temperature of 106 degrees.

On Monday night, authorities found the body of 78-year old James Earl, Sr. inside his St. Louis home

The house had air conditioning, but the thermostat was set high. Authorities say the temperature inside the home was in the 90s. Earl had a body temperature of 111 degrees.