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Charleston sheriff's office, SLED investigate inmate death

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County sheriff's office and the State Law Enforcement division are investigating the death of an inmate at the Charleston County detention center.

According to the sheriff's office, 60-year-old Charlie Mercer was discovered in his cell at approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Mercer's death appears to be a suicide by hanging.

Mercer was at the detention on family court charges.

SLED is the lead investigator in the case.

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