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Death investigation under way

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

— Responding to a report of possible drug overdose, officers of the Albany Police Department discovered a deceased Caucasian female in an Albany hotel room Monday evening.

Police officials said Britany Comerford, 25, was found in a room at the Dollar Inn, 2706 N. Slappey Blvd. at about 11:23 p.m. Monday. Police said Comerford was partially undressed and lying on the bed.

According to Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, EMS personnel were called to the scene and the victim was transported to Phoebe Putney Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An investigation on Comerford’s death is being conducted by the Robbery/Homicide

Unit of the APD, Banks said.