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Coroner identifies sheriff's department employee found dead in home

Lindsey Nicole Lee. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department/Twitter) Lindsey Nicole Lee. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department/Twitter)
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the woman found dead in a home late Tuesday afternoon.

According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, Lindsey Nicole Lee, 31, died of what's been called a "sharp force injury."

Lee, Sheriff Jay Koon said, was a civilian employee with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

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"Lindsey was a valued member of the LCSD family and an integral part of our team," Koon said. "We’ve extended our heartfelt condolences to her family and we’re actively helping them through this very difficult time."

Lee's body was found inside her home on the 200 block of Haleywood Lane just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

SLED is investigating to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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