Wiregrass Newsroom: Dangerous heat kills woman

DOTHAN, AL. (WSFA) - A death is being blamed on the dangerous heat. According to the Houston county coroner, 61-year old Gail Nash Moeur died after her core body temperature rose to 108 degrees.

She was found lying on the floor of her Dothan hotel room early Sunday morning. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

"I just was shocked to be honest with you because we haven't had one. You hear about it and you think about it usually being the middle of the day and you're out in the sun. But no, it can happen at night," said Houston County coroner Robert Byrd.

Doctors say they are performing a toxicology exam to see if there was any alcohol or drugs in Moeur's body when she died.