Family looking answers after inmate dies in Spartanburg Co.

Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 5:37 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 11:53 AM EDT
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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office announced that an inmate inside the Spartanburg County Detention Facility passed away on Monday morning.

The Coroner’s Office said they were called to the detention center on Monday morning after the inmate, 29-year-old Lavell Najah Lane, was pronounced dead at 5:04 a.m.

According to the Coroner’s Office, they performed an autopsy on Monday afternoon. However, they are still waiting on microscopic analysis and the toxicology reading.

The Coroner’s Office is currently investigating the situation with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). We will update this story as we learn more.

On Wednesday, The National Racial Justice Network (RJN) and Lane’s family are holding a press conference asking transparency in the death of Lane.

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