Corrected at 2:30 p.m. to reflect correct date that woman was discovered. An earlier version using original source information stated the incorrect date of July 7.
Updated 1:45 p.m.
The city of St. Louis is confirming its first heat related death of the year.
The unidentified 52-year-0ld woman was found unresponsive in her home in the 4100 block of Iowa in south St. Louis on June 7. The coroner confirmed today that the excessive heat was the cause of death. The high temperature on June 7 was 96 degrees.
City health director Pamela Walker says the woman's husband found her inside the home, where the temperature read 100 degrees. The home had working air conditioning, but it wasn't turned on.
Mayor Francis Slay is asking people to encourage neighbors to turn their air conditioning on.
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