Horry County inmate dies after officer finds her unresponsive in jail cell

Horry County inmate dies after officer finds her unresponsive in jail cell

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Horry County inmate has died after being found unresponsive in her cell Tuesday night.

According to a press release from the Horry County Sheriff's Office, an officer at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center found 67-year-old Sharon Kay Envey unresponsive at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Medical staff began CPR and called EMS.

Envey was taken to Conway Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, the release stated.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday morning and the preliminary report ruled the death was due to natural causes, according to law enforcement. A preliminary investigation from the State Law Enforcement Division indicates that foul play is not suspected.

Envey was booked on June 3 after being arrested by the North Myrtle Beach Police Department. Online records state that she faced drug charges, including possession of marijuana.

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