Death Of Boy, 10, Under Investigation In Dallas

DALLAS (AP) Dallas police say the heat wave may have contributed to the death of a 10-year-old boy found unresponsive at a home.

Sr. Cpl. Sherri Jeffrey said Tuesday that the house has no central air conditioning and is cooled by window units and fans.

Jeffrey says the boy Jonathan Llyod James,  was pronounced dead late Monday at a hospital. His mother told police that the child complained of being hot and she tried to cool him by putting him into a tub of cold water.

Jeffrey, who had no information on how hot it was inside the residence, says police did not observe any signs of abuse of the boy. An autopsy has been ordered.

Forecasters say Monday was the 24th straight day of temperatures at 100 degrees or higher in North Texas.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. ellen simpson says:

    I went outside last evening and found a little bird that had been deserted by its mother. It was thirsty and I tried to give it water but it was so confused it kept running. Even the animals are deserting their young in this heat. There is no water for them.

    1. Linda says:

      I put out a bowl of water for them each day. It’s fun to watch them flock to it and it’s a good feeling for me.

    2. Doug says:

      Seriously??? A 10 year old boy dies and you are talking about watering birds!!

      1. C B says:

        Come on Doug. They’re HICKS. What do you expect? Intelligent monologue? You’re lucky they can even type or read.

    3. GB says:

      I found a dead bird on my front porch this morning too😦

      1. Tony says:

        You can still eat them if they haven’t been dead too long.

    4. Doug says:

      You are right CB, just another forum to spout more of the bs they are generally full of.

  2. Lynn says:

    Rapid cooling of a hyperthermia patient can induce a seizure which can cause death.

  3. Teresa says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss . Get real people a woman has lost her son and you guys are talking about dead birds get real.

    1. Juice says:

      Teresa you are so right…

      I’m sadden to hear of a life that was so young and ended by the hot heat. My condolences to the family…

  4. Tony says:

    Isn’t heat always hot?

  5. Tony says:

    Sorry, excluding Miami Heat.

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