Aiken man found dead inside his cell in Columbia prison

January 11, 2019

An Aiken man was found dead inside his cell in a Columbia prison on Sunday, according to a press release from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Isaac Starke, of Aiken, was incarcerated in the Broad River Correctional Institution in Richland County. He was found unresponsive in his cell on Jan 6.

Crime Scene agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division were requested to process the scene. According to SLED Spokesman Thom Berry, no investigators were sent.

According to the SCDC press release, SLED and SCDC Police Services are investigating Starke’s death. No charges in connection with the case have been made yet.

This is a developing story. Check back with the Aiken Standard for more updates.

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