Second inmate in a week dies at Aiken County Detention Center

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:10 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 11:40 AM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of an Aiken County Detention Center inmate.

At 8:05 a.m. Thursday, deputies found an inmate unresponsive in a cell.

Emergency medical crews transported the victim to Aiken Regional Medical Center, where doctors pronounced death at 5:23 p.m. The victim will be autopsied Friday morning in Newberry.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is continuing with the investigation.

The death came just under a week after another inmate death at the jail.

Inmate as Dorothy Mae Bernard, 59, of Monetta, was found dead on July 23. No foul play is suspected in her death, Coroner Darryl Ables said.

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