Local Woman Died from Multiple Stab Wounds

A Clinton-Joanna area woman died of multiple stab wounds. That’s the ruling Friday of Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols. He estimated date of time of death for 60-year-old Debra Malone at 7 am Wednesday morning. She was found dead Thursday afternoon in the motor home where she lived alone. It was at 59 Malone Drive, a small lane off Shady Grove Church Road, not too far from the SC 66 intersection with Interstate 26, East of Joanna.  The coroner said an autopsy conducted Friday indicated that Ms. Malone died from multiple stab wounds to her chest, back, neck and head.