Coroner identifies female inmate found dead at Charleston County jail

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 1:24 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 6:17 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a female inmate who was found dead at the Charleston County jail.

Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said 40-year-old Amanda Sue Alvarez from North Charleston died on Monday at 3:06 a.m. at the detention center on 3871 Leeds Avenue.

The coroner’s office said that the cause and manner of death are both pending the completion of a forensic autopsy which is scheduled for Friday. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

At around 3:15 a.m., deputies said they were conducting rounds at the Al Cannon Detention Center and found Alvarez.

She spent two weeks at the facility, sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp stated.

The sheriff’s office asked for an independent investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division, which is normal protocol, according to the release.

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