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Care home faulted for heat related death

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A state investigation has found that a 67-year-old man who was left outside a Tucson long-term care home in triple-digit heat for more than an hour last month died with a core temperature of 107 degrees.

The Arizona Daily Star reports ( that the Arizona Department of Health Services' investigation faults Sabino Canyon Rehabilitation & Care Center for inadequate supervision of Joseph Oliver.

A Tucson Police Department report says it was unclear whether Oliver was sitting in a shaded area or in the sun when he was outside.

Sabino Canyon Rehabilitation & Care Center administrator Christie Jones says her facility plans to file a response to the state report but declined to answer questions about the incident, citing patient privacy.

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