CHICAGO (STMW) — The death of a 64-year-old Englewood man on Tuesday was the 27th in Cook County this year attributable at least in part to the hot weather.
Albert McKinney of the 6300 block of South Racine was found decomposed at his home, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
An autopsy Wednesday found he died of diabetic ketoacidosis, with heat stress and heart disease as contributing factors, according to the medical examiner’s office. The death was ruled an accident.
Autopsies also confirmed the following deaths as heat-related:
— Ruben Martinez, in his 70s, of the 4500 block of North Clark Street;
— John McGill, 57, of the 4800 block of West Irving Park Road;
— Dorothy J. Short, 68, of the 8800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue;
— 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;
— 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;
— Jon McCullough, 48, of Ravenswood;
— Jerry Herrington, 73, of the 6600 block of South Loomis Avenue;
— Danny Wadell, 40, who was found at 2 S. Cicero Ave.;
— Donell Pinkton, 50, of the 200 block of South Karlov Avenue;
— Irene Pendell, 69, of the 1100 block of Colony Court in Streamwood, and
— Larry B. Robinson, 60, of the 7000 block of South Maplewood Avenue.
There were 16 heat-related deaths in Cook County in 2011.
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