Three more heat-related deaths bring total to 22
Sun-Times Media Wire July 11, 2012 5:24PM
Autopsies conducted Wednesday determined three more people have died in part from the recent heat, raising the total to 22 heat-related deaths in Cook County in a week.
Ruben Martinez, in his 70s, of the 4500 block of North Clark Street, was found decomposed in his home at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
John McGill, 57, of the 4800 block of West Irving Park Road was pronounced dead at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.
And Dorothy J. Short, 68, of the 8800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Wednesday autopsies determined all three died from heart conditions, with heat stress as a contributing factor, the medical examiner’s office said. The deaths were ruled accidents.
Autopsies have also confirmed the following deaths as heat-related:
— Dorothy Hawkins, 79,of the 7400 block of South Yates Boulevard;
— Lucille Griffith, 100, of the 7300 block of South Peoria Street;
— Irene Moriarty, 89, of the 7600 block of South 60th Place in Summit;
— Mary Williams, 56, of the 0-100 block of East 122nd Place;
— Sherry Garrett, 53, of the 1400 block of South Hamlin Avenue;
— Ann Narcisse, 79, of the 9200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue;
— John Stacey, 81, of the 1800 block of Cuyler Avenue in Berwyn;
— Levon Calhoun, 55, of the 8100 block of South Saginaw Avenue;
— Anthony Thomas, 48, of the 9200 block of South Blackstone Avenue;
— Pamela Dairyco, 65, of the 4900 block of West Fullerton Avenue;
— Mark Locerquist, 53, of the 1500 block of North Pulaski Road;
— an unidentified man, believed to be in his 30s, found at 2 S. Cicero Ave.;
— Linda Figgures, 46, of the 6600 block of South Damen Avenue;
— Carmen Mercado, 81, of the 2000 block of West Superior Street;
— Riley Kimble, 59, of the 1800 block of West Jackson Boulevard;
— Pat Wong, 91, of 4200 block of North Winchester Avenue;
— Frank Proczek, 58, of 5000 block of South Western Avenue;
— Eugene Burns, 53, of Maywood; and
— Jon McCullough, 48, of Ravenswood.