Bledsoe Co. Inmate Death Under Investigation

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 21:14:52-04

Authorities said they're investigating the weekend death of an inmate at the Bledsoe County Jail.

Media outlets reported the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the inmate as 33-year-old Christopher Axmacher. He was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday.

TBI officials said efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An autopsy was set to be performed to determine the cause of death.