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.

According to the Star Tribune, Rivera died of an apparent drug overdose. She was a mother to eight and grandmother to seven.

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.

Currently, city officials are working with the Red Lake Band of Chippewa to relocate the encampment to a temporary housing facility.

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