Coroner identifies inmate who died following ‘medical episode’ at Colleton County jail

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Colleton County coroner has identified the inmate who died Tuesday following a medical episode at the jail.

Cynthia Aguilera Caron died in the Colleton Medical Center Emergency Room just after 9 a.m., according to Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey.

Caron was charged in connection with the death of Ashley Murdaugh in 2018 after her remains were found at a Walterboro home. Murdaugh’s body was found about 250 feet into the woodline near the Cumberland Street home where Murdaugh is believed to have stayed for approximately two weeks before her death.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman at the time Jason Chapman said Caron owned the home.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating her death. She experienced “an unknown medical episode and lost consciousness” at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Colleton County Sheriff’s spokesperson Shalene Lowes.

Jail staff provided urgent medical care until Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel arrived and took Caron to Colleton Medical Center where she died.

Sheriff Charles Ghent requested SLED step in to investigate the incident.

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