The Latest: Detective seeks records on Prince airport stop

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Posted: May 03, 2016 6:55 PM
The Latest: Detective seeks records on Prince airport stop

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

Detectives in Minnesota have asked authorities in Moline, Illinois, for fire and ambulance records related to the emergency landing of a plane carrying Prince less than a week before he died.

Carver County Sheriff's Detective Chris Nelson made the request of the city clerk in an April 28 email. Nelson also asked a detective for the name of the hospital that treated Prince.

A law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation into Prince's death says investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose. That official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media, also said investigators were also looking into whether Prince overdosed on the plane in Moline.

The Associated Press obtained the emails through a public records request. It wasn't clear Tuesday whether Moline had fulfilled the request.

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3:40 p.m.

Authorities and emergency responders were called to Prince's suburban Minneapolis home over the last five years for everything from mundane reports of tripped fire alarms to more serious medical calls.

Minnesota authorities on Tuesday released a log with information on more than 40 calls for service involving Prince's Paisely Park complex.

In one 2011 call, a woman in Germany claimed Prince told her a year earlier that he had an uncontrollable cocaine habit. Authorities didn't follow up because the information was old and the woman didn't say Prince was in immediate danger.

The woman's identifying information was redacted. It's not clear whether she actually knew Prince.

A message seeking comment from Prince's representative wasn't immediately returned. Several people who knew Prince have said they never saw him use drugs.

Prince died April 21.