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Tempe PD: Owners won't be charged after woman found dead inside 113 degree apartment

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Posted at 7:52 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 12:19:52-04

The Tempe Police Department says the owners of the Santa Fe Court Apartments will not be charged in the death of 49-year-old Priscilla Games.

According to the Medical Examiner’s report, “acute heat stress” was a contributing factor in her death, and firefighters say her apartment was 113 degrees inside when she was found in August of 2016.

The Medical Examiner’s report shows that the official cause of death for Games is atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, but acute heat stress is listed as a contributing factor.

The Medical Examiner's report also lists that Games showed signs of previously having a stroke and partial seizures, among other health issues, as well as a history of smoking.

ABC15 had been following reports of the A/C being out at the complex before Games was found dead, with many residents complaining of the management’s lack of urgency to fix the issue.

The Djordjevich family owns the complex, along with many others in the Valley, including Bell Ridge and Arbor Creek Apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale Suites, and the Miles Motel in Mesa, just to name a few.

Tempe police, however, said the owners provided documentation of attempted repairs, fans and temporary air conditioning units for residents, and that there is no evidence of negligence in her death.