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Scottsdale police investigating drug-related death of woman

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — 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, police said.

Cassandra Love, 37, died Sunday, about a week after officers responded to a reported overdose on Feb. 3, the Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.

Court records indicate Rundle was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault and one of tampering with evidence.

Police said an investigation into the death continued and that it was unclear if a man arrested in the incident will now face additional charges.

On Thursday, police said they recommend the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office file a manslaughter charge against Rundle in the case.

Police alleged 63-year-old Gary Rundle gave Love heroin who reportedly lost consciousness after using the drug.

Rundle was intoxicated and he poured multiple pans of hot water onto Love in an attempt to revive her, police said.

Love was transported to a hospital in serious condition with severe burns over most of her body.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Rundle who could speak on his behalf about the case.