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Authorities conduct death investigation

ALBANY, Ga. — Officials are looking into the death of an East Albany woman to determine the specific cause of her death.

Ladavia Sims, 49, was found dead at her home on the 200 block of North Carroll Street at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. A report filed by the Albany Police Department said that evidence had been taken from the scene, and an investigation into the death was under way.

An APD spokeswoman said that Sims collapsed on the couch after having health complications that made it difficult for her to breath. Police took her prescription medication as evidence.

Until determined otherwise, the incident remains a death investigation.