LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – An investigation is underway after an inmate was found dead Thursday at the Laurens County Detention Center.

Around 7:40 a.m., the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said staff found an inmate to be unconscious in his cell during a routine monitoring.

He was later pronounced dead.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office identified the inmate as 47-year-old Gary Kinner.

Deputies mentioned that the inmate did have existing health conditions.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death.