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SEDONA -- A third person has died from a sweat lodge ceremony in Sedona.
Lizbeth Neuman, a 49-year-old woman from Prior Lake Minn., suffered multiple organ damage and lapsed into a coma after being hospitalized on Oct. 8. She died Saturday.
A lawsuit is expected from Neuman's family.
Neuman was among more than 50 people crowded inside a sweat lodge at a resort just outside Sedona.
The divorced mother was in good health before the incident, which also claimed the lives of a woman from New York and a man from Milwaukee.
Investigators are treating the deaths as homicides.
Neuman's family members say they will wait until the investigation is complete before they file the lawsuit.
The sweat lodge ceremony was run by self-help expert James Arthur Ray.
Authorities have bumped the investigation from accidental to a homicide.