Police investigating death of Bronx woman who was awaiting results of COVID-19 test

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The NYPD is investigating the death of a woman who was found in her Bronx home on Thursday evening.

Authorities say that at 7:50 p.m. on April 15, police responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious woman at a residence on Anthony Avenue near Mt. Hope Place. Upon their arrival officers found 57-year-old Lesa Whitlow unconscious and unresponsive.

EMS declared Whitlow dead at the scene.

Sources familiar with the investigation say that Whitlow had been tested for COVID-19 a few days prior and was awaiting the results. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

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