Inmate death investigation in 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.

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.

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