Authorities: Death investigation underway in Yorktown

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YORKTOWN, Va. (WAVY) — An active death investigation is underway in Yorktown after authorities say a woman died in late-May.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to a home on Choisy Crescent — just off U.S. Route 17, near the Washington Square Shopping Center — on May 31 for a medical call.

The woman was taken to a hospital and later died. The sheriff’s office says an “unexpected death” investigation was launched as a result.

A regional hazardous materials (hazmat) team responded based on substances found at the home. However, nothing hazardous was found at that time.

The sheriff’s office says a search warrant was obtained Monday, June 5, based on new information.

Four grams of methamphetamine, a bottle used to make meth, a funnel and a small amount of packaging material were found in a hidden compartment during a second search.

The sheriff’s office says a hazmat team was used as a precaution, and York Fire and Life Services was standing by.

Virginia State Police say troopers responded to a meth lab cleanup Monday. Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells WAVY.com the meth cleanup was part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

A WAVY viewer sent in a picture of what looks like authorities responding to a home Monday evening in that area.

York County authorities says this is still an active death investigation.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story.