An autopsy done today indicated that a 59-year-old
A relative found David Nikuni unresponsive in his home in the 900 block of West Gunnison Avenue at about 7:20 a.m., said
The relative called 911, and an ambulance took Nikuni to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officers who arrived on the scene found the home hot and the windows closed.
It was not immediately known how long Nikuni had been in the home alone. The official temperature in Chicago on Wednesday peaked near 100 and the heat index was nearly 10 degrees higher.
The medical examiner's office ruled Nikuni's death an accident.