Richland Co. Coroner: Broad River Correctional inmate strangled to death

Richland Co. Coroner: Broad River Correctional inmate strangled to death

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Broad River Correctional inmate has died of asphyxiation due to ligature strangulation, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Officials said 52-year-old Isaac Laird Starke was found in his cell on January 6 following an incident at the prison. Starke died at the scene.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office, the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the incident.

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