Coroner identifies inmate found dead in Laurens Co. Detention Center

Published: Jan. 14, 2023 at 9:12 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 11:29 AM EST
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LAURENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Officials from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating after an inmate was found dead at the Laurens County Detention Center on Thursday.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said while routinely monitoring at approximately 7:40 a.m., staff found an inmate to be unconscious and later declared dead inside his cell.

Deputies said the inmate did have existing health conditions.

On Jan. 19, the Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 47-year-old Gary F. Kinner. His cause of death is pending autopsy.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office and SLED are investigating.

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