The victims were identified as Keith and Connie Cox.( 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.
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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