Heat wave linked to two Yuma deaths

August 15, 2012

Yuma County authorities are linking two deaths to a heat wave that has sent temperatures above 110 degrees.

Sheriff's deputies say a 69-year-old transient was found dead of heat-related causes in a field near U.S. Highway 95 on Monday.

Deputies also say an 80-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment with the air conditioning turned off.

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