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Nurse accused of vandalizing tobacco shops found dead

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Pamela Wood (Source: Camden Police Department) Pamela Wood (Source: Camden Police Department)
A still frame taken from surveillance video A still frame taken from surveillance video

CAMDEN, SC (WIS) - The woman police say vandalized several tobacco shops across the Midlands was found dead Sunday morning, according to the coroner.

Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said Wood was found in her apartment. Fellers says they do not suspect foul play.

Wood, a nurse practitioner who specialized in addiction, was arrested last week. Police said she confessed to vandalizing a tobacco store in Sumter, but believe she hit at least a dozen other stores.

She was caught on surveillance video tearing down advertisements for cigarettes and spray painting "kills" on the stores.

Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said it seemed Wood was trying to convey a message by vandalizing the stores. "The re-occurring theme is 'kills' placed on these buildings, then there seems to be a message and the message seems to be 'these products kill,'" said the chief.

Wood was charged with seven counts of malicious injury.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

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