OAK CLIFF, Texas (KTLA) -- Authorities in Texas say an elderly woman died of heat exhaustion two days after reporting that her air conditioner had been stolen.
Dolores Grissom, 79, was found dead in her home in Oak Cliff on July 16 as Texas experienced more than 30 consecutive days of temperatures above 100-degrees.
The woman's home had been burglarized on at least two other occasions, and in previous years, the air conditioning unit had also been targeted, according to CBS DFW.
A neighbor apparently tried to get Grissom to stay with her following the theft, but the woman wanted to stay in her own home.
Dallas County has reported at least13 heat-related deaths during the heatwave.
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for parts of 14 states.