Inmate died of natural causes at detention center, coroner says

Death investigation
Death investigation(WALB)
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2022 at 11:02 AM EDT
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ABBEVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Abbeville County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Enforcement Division is investigating after an inmate died suddenly at the Abbeville County Detention Center on Friday night.

According to the coroner, detention officers notified EMS at around 7:40 p.m. to report that an inmate collapsed after complaining of chest pains.

The coroner said life-saving measures were performed, but the inmate, 56-year-old William Rodney Mitchum, was pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m.

An autopsy showed Mitchum died from natural causes.

Fox Carolina News will update this article when we learn more.