The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death of a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department civilian employee.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the employee as Lindsey Nicole Lee, 31, of West Columbia. Lee died as a result of a sharp force injury, according to Fisher.
“Lindsey was a valued member of the LCSD family and an integral part of our team,” Koon said. “We’ve extended our heartfelt condolences to her family and we’re actively helping them through this very difficult time.”
Koon said Lee joined the Sheriff’s Department in December 2011.
Deputies found Lee’s body inside her home in the 200 block of Haleywood Lane right before 9 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a request for a welfare check.
According to Koon, he asked SLED to lead the investigation into Lee’s death to avoid any potential conflict of interest.