St. Charles Confirms First Heat Death of Summer; Death Toll for Region Now 24

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County medical examiner Dr. Mary Case has confirmed that a man found dead on July 7 died from the heat, marking the first such death for St. Charles County and the 24th heat-related death for the St. Louis region this year.

Lawrence Detterman, 64, was found in his mobile home, which had had its air conditioner removed. Detterman reportedly refused an offer to stay with a relative during the Fourth of July heatwave.

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