Following up my previous blog entries on this subject, CNN reports a third person has died as a result of the Arizona sweatbox incident:

A woman hospitalized after an Arizona sweatbox incident has died, bringing the total fatalities to three, authorities said late Saturday.

In addition to the deaths, nearly 20 others were injured at the October 8 event at Angel Valley Retreat Center near Sedona.

In the meantime, authorities are — supposedly — investigating the New Age guru who got these folks stuffed into the sweatbox, James Arthur Ray, as CBS News reports:

Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh said Saturday that his detectives were focusing on the self-help expert and his staff as they try to determine if criminal negligence played a role in the tragic deaths at the Angel Valley Retreat Center in Sedona, Ariz., on Oct. 9.

This claim, of course, is belied by the fact that the Arizona authorities allowed Ray to refuse to speak to them about the incident and to leave the state. His whereabouts are currently unknown, although apparently he’s still posting insincere drivel to his Twitter stream. Arizona authorities are, therefore, in no position to question him or even apprehend him, if they wished to. They have essentially let him get away. Nice work, guys.

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