MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The death of a woman living at a Minneapolis homeless camp is raising fresh concerns about the health of people staying at the growing camp.

Twenty-six-year-old Alissa Rose Skipintheday was found unconscious and not breathing last week near the camp in south Minneapolis. The Star Tribune reports she was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she died Saturday.

Family members and camp residents say Skipintheday suffered from asthma and did not have her emergency inhaler. She was homeless and had been living at the camp for weeks.

The growing tent city has alarmed health officials and American Indian leaders. About 300 people are living at the site near the Little Earth housing project.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey had pledged to find housing for everyone by the end of September.

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Comments (2)
  1. Davey Eischens says:

    Pretty sad that Mayor Frey is not holding up his end of promises to help the Indigenous community in Minneapolis. What has he done as of today to make good on promises he made to the community he sought for votes? Maybe instead of stonewalling efforts to make the Tent Community a safer place, he should be helping James Cross and others to find these unfortunate relatives a place to call home. Instead they want to stonewall Mr Cross’s efforts to help those who are living in that community find a place to live or a treatment center to seek help from. Why is the Mayor not helping with that, like he promised?