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Three more heat-related deaths bring total to 22

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.



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