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Scottsdale police investigating drug-related death of woman

Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 17:48:23-05

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police say a woman who lost consciousness after being given heroin and then had multiple pans of hot water poured on her in a revival attempt has died from burn injuries.

They say 37-year-old Cassandra Love died Sunday.

Police say an investigation into the death is continuing and it's unclear if a man arrested in the incident will now face additional charges.

Officers responded to a reported overdose in Scottsdale on Feb. 3.

Authorities say 63-year-old Gary Rundle gave Love heroin and poured hot water on her after she lost consciousness.

Court records don't list an attorney who could comment on behalf of Rundle.

He is accused of aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.