Death of inmate in Ridgeland being investigated as a homicide

Death of inmate in Ridgeland being investigated as a homicide
Michael Boyd Edwards. (Source: South Carolina Department of Corrections)

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WTOC) - The death of an inmate in Ridgeland, S.C. is being investigated as a homicide.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says that 29-year-old Michael Boyd Edwards was found dead in his cell at the Ridgeland Correctional Institution on Wednesday afternoon.

SCDC says the case is being investigated as a homicide and an autopsy will be performed. A date for the autopsy was not provided.

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