Sweat Lodge Deaths Investigated As Possible Homicides

October 16, 2009

Arizona (ChattahBox) – The deaths of two people in a sweat lodge, originally thought to be an accident, are now being investigated as homicides.

According to police, they are looking into whether the combination of several elements led to the deaths, including improper medical care on site, and the dangers of the sweat lodges themselves.

James Arthur Ray, the leader of the camp, is specifically being looked at as potentially liable for the deaths. But he says that it is all a matter of the police persecuting him in the media.

“I find it very interesting the police are trying to escalate the case in the media, and frankly, I think the escalation should be in getting the facts,” he told the Huffington Post.

“We have one goal and that is to find out what happened so that it never happens again.”

In addition to the deaths of Kirby Brown and James Shore, nineteen others were made ill and rushed to a hospital. One is in critical condition.



2 Responses to “Sweat Lodge Deaths Investigated As Possible Homicides”

  1. Posts about Huffington Post as of October 16, 2009 » The Daily Parr on October 16th, 2009 1:38 pm

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  2. Jay Rau on October 21st, 2009 10:22 pm

    Our prayers go out to those who died in the hands of James Ray. I pray that those who attend sweat lodges keep going as long as it is safe. I will continue to attend my lodge because I know it is safe.

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