MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A third person died over the weekend in connection to the homeless encampment near downtown Minneapolis.
Pamela Rivera, 51, was transported from the Hiawatha encampment early Sunday morning to Hennepin Healthcare where she was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Canadian Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Children At Minnesota Casino
According to the Star Tribune, Rivera died of an apparent drug overdose. She was a mother to eight and grandmother to seven.READ MORE: 7 Wild Games Postponed Due To COVID-19 Rescheduled For February
Rivera’s death is the third connected to the group of dozens of people sleeping in tents near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues.
In less than a month, two others have died in or near the camp.MORE NEWS: Missing: Adrianna Elmberg, 13, Last Seen In Plymouth
Currently, city officials are working with the Red Lake Band of Chippewa to relocate the encampment to a temporary housing facility.