Inmate death investigation in Walker County

Walker County
Walker County

Walker County, Georgia (WDEF) – The Walker County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of an inmate at the Walker County Detention Facility.

According to officials, a detention officer found 40 year old Christopher Michael O’Daniel not breathing just after midnight Saturday morning.

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Officials say medics unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate O’Daniel. The GBI crime lab will perform an autopsy.

The Walker County Sheriff says O’Daniel was arrested Friday evening near Chickamauga on a Failure to Appear charge from the Floyd County Georgia Police Department. O’Daniel was at the Walker County Detention Facility awaiting a transfer back to Floyd County.

Officials say the cause of death is not known at this time.