Shelby County man's death blamed on the heat - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County man's death blamed on the heat

(WMC-TV) - Another heat-related death has been reported in Shelby County.

According to the Shelby County Health Department, the death was discovered in the middle of July, before the onset of the current heat wave gripping the area.

The victim, identified by neighbors as 64-year-old Earl Young, was last seen alive on July 9th.  His body was discovered inside his home four days later.

A Health Department spokesperson said the victim was found inside his home with his air conditioner turned off. 

Investigators believe heat was a contributing factor in Young's death, though it was not the sole source.

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