Tuesday, July 24, 2012
St. Charles Confirms First Heat Death of Summer; Death Toll for Region Now 24
By Paul Friswold
on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Lawrence Detterman, 64, was found in his mobile home, which had had its air conditioner removed. Detterman reportedly refused an offer to stay with a relative during the Fourth of July heatwave.
County medical examiner Dr. Mary Case has confirmed that a man found dead on July 7 died from the heat, marking the first such death for St. Charles County and the 24th heat-related death for the St. Louis region this year.