JACKSON, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the death of an escaped inmate over the weekend.
The sheriff’s office said the escaped inmate, 29-year-old Matthew D. Walker of Denham Springs, walked away from his assigned work location in Jackson on Sept. 19. Deputies assisted West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office in the search.
According to EFPSO, Walker’s body was found dead in a cemetery in Jackson on Sunday, Oct. 2. The sheriff’s office said the manner of death is believed to be suicide.
An investigation into Walker’s death is ongoing by the sheriff’s office and the East Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office.