Coroner: ‘Nothing criminal or suspicious’ in death of popular Irmo dentist

Coroner: ‘Nothing criminal or suspicious’ in death of popular Irmo dentist

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is now looking into the death of Dr. Jim Raman.

Deputies were called to a home on Lakefront Court around 4:30 a.m. on March 12, according to LCSD spokesman Capt. Adam Myrick. At this point, no one has been arrested or detained in conection to the death.

Irmo Smiles released the following statement on Dr. Raman’s death:

Irmo Smiles has suffered a tragic loss this week. It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Jim Raman. As our staff and the family prepare for Dr. Raman’s celebration of life, please join us in praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. We will be working to reschedule Dr. Misti Raman’s patients and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we give Dr. Misti Raman time to grieve the loss of her loving husband.

Jim Raman, DMD, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, according to his online biography from the Irmo Smiles website.

The couple also appeared on Season 25 of CBS’s Amazing Race. The pair were billed as “the married dentists,” and did not win despite performing well and finishing in second place.

In a statement, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said: “Nothing suspicious or criminal is involved with the case you are referencing and out of compassion and respect for family my office will not comment on it.”

Officials with LCSD said they are not seeking any suspects or persons of interest.

Raman was 42 years old.

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