Heat blamed for local deaths

July 9, 2012

Authorities attributed at least three Indianapolis-area deaths to near-record temperatures. Saturday’s 105-degree temperature was 1 degree shy of the city’s all-time high, set July 14, 1936. Marion County health officials blamed heat for the deaths of a 92-year-old man and a 54-year-old man Saturday. The older man was found dead inside his unventilated home with only a fan. The other man was found dead outside, near his residence.