Teenage girl’s heat-related death under investigation

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 12:44 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 19 at 9:57 AM

HOUSTON – An investigation is under way after the medical examiner said a 17-year-old girl died of hyperthermia last week.
     
Shanice Nibbs first showed symptoms of heat exhaustion during a nature walk at the Five Oaks Achievement Center, where she lived.

The state-run facility is in New Ulm west of Houston.
   
Nibbs died at Texas Children's Hospital.

Her death marks the fourth heat-related death in the Houston area.


 

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