Update: Inmate found dead inside SC prison cell was strangled
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The Coroner’s Office has released a cause of death in the case of an inmate found dead inside his prison cell in Columbia.
Isaac Starke, 52, was found unresponsive inside his cell Sunday (1/6).
On Wednesday, the Richland County Coroner’s Office said he died from ligature strangulation. Ligature strangulation indicates it was not a hanging, but that a rope or cord was used around his neck.
No additional information was provided with the update.
Starke had seven years left of a 15 year sentence for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.