16-Year-Old Dies at Dept. of Juvenile Justice

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a death at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

A DJJ spokesperson confirms the 16-year-old died Sunday night.

The coroner determined the teen died from hanging. At the time of the death, the detainee was by himself in the cell.

The spokesperson added that guards do checks on the detainees every 15 minutes.


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