OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state Medical Examiner's office has
linked the death of an Ardmore woman to the recent heat wave.
Chief investigator Kevin Rowland says 94-year-old Libra Burton
was found dead on her back porch Friday afternoon, when daytime
highs in Ardmore reached 101 degrees.
Burton's death brings to 26 the number of people who have died
of heat-related causes in Oklahoma.
A 72-year-old woman from Lone Grove also died Friday from heat-related causes.
Rowland says that when Annetta Faye Lee was found dead in her kitchen, the temperature in her house was 110 degrees.
Lee's house had an air conditioning unit in a window but Rowland says it was insufficient to cool the house.