Inmate found dead at Aiken County Detention Center


MONETTA, S.C. (WJBF) – SLED and The Aiken County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of an inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center.

59-year-old Dorothy Mae Bernard was found unresponsive in her cell around 5:00 am Friday morning. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

She was being held on an attempted murder charge.

Bernard will be autopsied in Newberry, South Carolina.

No foul play is suspected. SLED is continuing the investigation.

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