Inmate found dead in jail cell

Published: Oct. 10, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT
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AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Aiken County Coroner's Office along with SLED is investigating the death of Aiken County Detention Center inmate.

Derek D. Simpkins, 31, of Graniteville, SC was pronounced dead Friday at the Aiken County Detention Center after jailers found him unresponsive inside his cell.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Newberry to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary investigation does not suspect foul play.

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