Heat blamed in the death of North MS woman - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Heat blamed in the death of North MS woman

Posted: Updated:

MONROE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - This searing heat is being blamed for the death of an elderly north Mississippi woman.

The Monroe County coroner says 81-year-old Earnestine Fields suffered a heat stroke Saturday afternoon.

Her body was found on the back porch of a relative's house, about 75 yards from her home. Temperatures in the area approached 100 degrees.

The coroner says her age and other medical problems contributed to the heat death.

©2010 WLBT. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow