Ferguson woman first heat-related death of summer in St. Louis C - KMOV.com

Ferguson woman first heat-related death of summer in St. Louis County

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

(KMOV.com) -- A 65-year-old Ferguson woman, whose home air conditioner was  not working, is the first confirmed heat-related death in Saint Louis County this summer, according to the medical examiner. 

The body was discovered Thursday.

Extreme heat is expected to continue in the area through tomorrow; a heat advisory has been issued that remains in effect until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

In addition to the heat-related death, nine patients have been treated for heat-related symptoms in Saint Louis County this week, including one  who was hospitalized.

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