Sheriff’s office asks patience in sweat lodge investigation

Criminal investigation into James Arthur Ray’s Spiritual Warrior session is far from over

PRESCOTT– Even though lawsuits are beginning to appear over the Sweat Lodge deaths at Angel Valley, the criminal investigation into James Arthur Ray’s Spiritual Warrior session is far from over.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has released a new advisory about the investigation that asks the public to be patient with the plodding investigation.

“Detectives maintain their efforts to locate and interview everyone involved in the Oct. 8 sweat lodge event, including anyone directly connected to events in the past as participants or organizers,” YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn stated in a release. “The sheer volume of interviews, estimated in the hundreds, will take time to complete and document as part of the final report to the County Attorney’s Office.”

The Monday release indicates the investigation should be forwarded to the County Attorney in December, at which point a press release will be issued.
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- Source / Full Story: Sheriff’s office asks patience in sweat lodge investigation, Verde News, Nov. 10, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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