Madison County confirms fourth heat-related death

Madison County confirms fourth heat-related death

Madison County confirms fourth heat-related death

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Posted on August 3, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 3 at 2:34 PM

ALTON, Il. (KMOV)—A 63-year-old man is the fourth victim in Madison County to die from heat-related complications Wednesday morning.

 According to reports, Jerry E. Besterfeldt was found by his girlfriend in the 2900 block of Sanford around 7am. There was a window air conditioner in the bedroom but was not being used due to high cost. The girlfriend slept in the living room, in front of a fan.

 According to the Madison County Coroner, Besterfeldt’s body temperature was 104 degrees and the room temperature was 93.8 degrees.

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