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Elderly Albany woman's body found in home pool

Police investigate the death of Olive DeLoyce Manley, 76, at her home on the 500 block of Partridge Drive. Her body was found Tuesday morning in her swimming pool.

Police investigate the death of Olive DeLoyce Manley, 76, at her home on the 500 block of Partridge Drive. Her body was found Tuesday morning in her swimming pool.

ALBANY -- A 76-year-old woman could be Albany's second drowning death in two days.

A handyman found the body of Olive DeLoyce Manley in her pool about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Albany Police Department officials said. Manley, a widow, lived alone at 504 Partridge Drive, officials added.

"We don't yet know the cause of death," said Steve Butler, police spokesman.

Manley's remains were taken to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy. After that the remains will go to the Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors, where arrangements for interment will be made by the family, a Kimbrell-Stern staff member said.

Manley was married to Gayle Manley, an area businessman and the last owner of the Radium Springs Casino. He died in 2008.

A 7-year-old Albany boy drowned about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a swimming pool on the 400 block of Endicott Lane. John Perry Roberts hopped a privacy fence to go swimming with a group of his pals and his brother, police reported.

John, the older brother, moved to deeper end of the pool, where he drowned, police said. No one else was reported injured in the incident.

Police had no updates on the boy's drowning Tuesday.