Three women found dead amid heat at Chicago senior center

CHICAGO (AP) — Three women who were found dead at a senior living facility on Chicago’s North Side amid high heat have been identified.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that the women who were found dead Saturday were 76-year-old Delores McNeely, 72-year-old Gwendolyn Osborne and 68-year-old Janice Reed.

All three women were found unresponsive over a 12-hour span at the James Sneider Apartments. Residents there started complaining of oppressively hot conditions days earlier.

Alderwoman Maria Hadden said she believes the lack of air conditioning in the building likely caused the deaths. Hadden says she went to the building Thursday and learned no one had air conditioning.