Couple discovered dead in sweltering space at retirement community

The victims were identified as Keith and Connie Cox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The victims were identified as Keith and Connie Cox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The victims were identified as Keith and Connie Cox.( Source: 3TV/CBS 5 ). The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating the two deaths as heat-related. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is examining the 2 deaths as heat-related.( Source: 3TV/CBS 5 ). APACHE JUNCTION, AZ( AP) -. Officials are examining the deaths of two individuals who were found in a room with a damaged air conditioning

unit on Friday as being heat-related. The couple was found in a blistering room at a retirement facility in Apache Junction. They have been identified as Keith and Connie Cox.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two deaths as heat-related. Spokesperson Navideh Forghani said deputies responding to a well-being check at the Palmas Del Sol East facility found the couple’s fans on the greatest power. Deputies could not turn on the air conditioning unit inside the home.

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Phoenix peaked at 112 degrees (44 degrees Celsius) on Friday, the 6th day in an eight-day streak of temperature levels surpassing 110 degrees.

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Arizona’s severe heat] No additional details was readily available.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will check out the specific cause of death.

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