MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police say a fourth person has died at the homeless encampment near downtown Minneapolis.

Police have confirmed that the Thursday morning death is linked to a drug overdose.

The death is connected to the group of hundreds of people sleeping in tents near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues. Three others have recently died in or near the camp.

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

No additional information has been released at this time.

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  1. If you know WHERE the HEROIN is going TO.
    You can FIND WHERE IT’S COMING FROM.
    BASIC POLICE WORK.
    Mpls Clown counsel DO YOUR JOBS and STOP this Destruction of the Native Community in South Minneapolis.