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Woman’s death could bring homicide charges against her apartment complex

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TEMPE, Ariz. – Living without air conditioning can be uncomfortable at best, but it can also be dangerous.

Tempe police tell KNXV that they were called to the Santa Fe Court Apartments after friends and family members had not heard from 49-year-old Priscilla Games.

Officers found Games’ body inside her apartment.

Authorities say the air conditioning in the apartment was not working and firefighters recorded the temperature to be 113 degrees inside the unit.

Investigators say they don’t know whether Games died from the heat or a preexisting medical condition.

Tenants at the complex tell KNXV that they have been without air conditioning since July 31 and have asked management to fix the problem to no avail.

Police say if Games’ autopsy determines that her death is heat-related, they could pursue negligent homicide charges against the complex owners.