Heat blamed in deaths of 2 NW Indiana women

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities in northwestern Indiana's Lake County are blaming heat exposure for the deaths of two women.

Chief deputy coroner P. J. Adams says the women found dead over
the weekend both had other medical conditions, but that autopsies found they died from the heat as temperatures soared past 100 degrees for several days.

Heat exposure is blamed in at least seven other deaths in recent
days across Indiana.

The Post-Tribune and The Times of Munster report that those who
died in Lake County were a 74-year-old Hammond woman and a 69-year-old Lake Station resident.

Adams says it was over 100 degrees in the Lake Station woman's
home, which had its windows closed and no air conditioning. The
temperature in the Hammond home that had open windows was about 95

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