MILWAUKEE — The
Milwaukee County medical examiner's office is investigating a
probable heat-related death in Milwaukee.
A 60-year-old man
was found unresponsive in his home. He was pronounced dead at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday and had a body temperature of 103 degrees.
An autopsy is
scheduled for Thursday.
Weather Service says Milwaukee has seen a string of days with
highs in the mid to upper 80s.
State health and
emergency management officials on Wednesday confirmed Wisconsin's
first heat-related death this summer. Officials say the death
happened the first week of July in northern Wisconsin's Iron
County, but did not release any other details.
Officer Karen McKeown says officials are encouraging people to
check on their neighbors, friends and family during hot weather.