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Firefighters: Air conditioning technician found dead in Avondale attic

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 20:53:00-04

AVONDALE, AZ — Authorities are investigating after a repair technician was found dead in an attic Thursday evening.

According to the Avondale Fire Department, an air conditioning technician was working at a home near Avondale Boulevard and Lower Buckeye Road.

The homeowners had called for service earlier in the day, and told investigators the worker went up into the attic and wasn't heard for about 30 minutes. When they went up to check on him, he was found unresponsive.

Firefighters arrived and pronounced him dead on scene.

Friday afternoon, Avondale police identified the repairman at Steven Ball, from Mesa.

Officials said the medical examiner will determine how the man died.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses. Those wishing to donate can do so here.