After a James Arthur Ray sweat lodge retreat in Arizona turned deadly earlier this month, killing two, a third Minnesota woman also died after lapsing into a coma.
Liz Neuman, 49, became severely dehydrated after the sweat lodge ceremony with dozen of people crammed inside. She went into a coma and never recovered.
The deaths are being treated as homicides, but no one has been charged.
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About 55 to 65 people had packed the sweat lodge at the Angel Valley Retreat Center rented by Ray for a five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat. Authorities were called with reports of people without pulses and not breathing. Twenty-one people were taken to hospitals for symptoms ranging from dehydration to kidney failure. Kirby Brown, 38, of Westtown, N.Y., and James Shore, 40, of Milwaukee, died. A nurse Ray hired was directing CPR at the scene.The retreats last five days and participants pay up to $10,000. At this retreat, participants did a 36-hour fast, ate breakfast and then entered the sweat lodge.
"Liz prided herself on leading a healthy and active life," said a statement released by her family Sunday. "She loved to hike, take her dog on walks and share her passion for health with others through the nutritional products she promoted."