Two More People Die From the Oppressive Heat


In what has swiftly become a familiar refrain this summer, two more people have died because of the non-stop heat. The deceased are:

Franklin Trumperter, 89, of Ballwin. His body was discovered Tuesday. He had central air, but authorities believe now it wasn't working and that Trumperter had turned it off.

Otha Bowman, 62, a homeless man who was also found Tuesday in an abandoned building in East St. Louis.

The St. Louis region remains under a heat advisory through Thursday evening. Temperatures will cool off ever-so-slightly this weekend, but it temperatures will top 100 degrees again beginning on Monday.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.