Medical examiner investigating three heat-related deaths

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office say they are investigating three heat-related deaths.

A 44-year-old man was found unresponsive in an alley near 48th and Morgan on the city's south side on Wednesday, July 17th. He was discovered around 7:30 p.m. and admitted to St. Luke's Medical Center with a body temperature of 108 degrees. He was pronounced dead on July 18th.

A 71-year-old man was found in a home near 85th and Capitol Dr. on Friday afternoon, July 19th. Officials say it was 98 degrees in the victim's house -- and his core temperature was 102 degrees. The house was sealed up, there were no windows open, no fans on and no air conditioning in the house.

Lastly, a 79-year-old man was found in a home near North and Cambridge on the city's north side Friday. The house, like that of the second victim, was sealed up, had no fans and no air conditioning. Investigators say it was 98 degrees in the house and the victim's core temperature was 107 degrees when he was found.

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