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Coroner identifies inmate found dead at Sheriff Al Cannon Detention center

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC -

Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay has identified Joyce Curnell, 50, from Edisto Island as the inmate who died at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center Wednesday.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Charleston County Coroner's Office have been investigating the death.

According to Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, detention officers making security rounds found Curnell unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Curnell was booked in to the detention center on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, by deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding bench warrant for shoplifting, according to Watson. Before being booked, the inmate was seen at an area hospital for an apparent medical issue.

SLED had been requested to conduct an investigation as a standard practice by the sheriff's office.

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