Walker autopsy report: Depression, alcohol contributing factors in suicide

The autopsy report of former Warner Robins Mayor Donald Walker lists severe depression and "large quantities of alcohol" as contributing factors in his suicide.

The report states that Walker was taking Chantix, a drug to help him stop smoking, which caused severe depression.

"On the day of his death, his severe depression led him to consume large quantities of alcohol," the report reads. "This acute ethanol intoxication state, superimposed on his severe depression, severely impaired his remembering, reasoning and cognitive abilities."

In addition to depression and ethanol intoxication, the report also lists impaired renal function as a contributing factor.

Walker, who was 60, died on Sept. 28 of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. Walker, a native of Houston County who had been mayor since 1994, was in the midst of a re-election campaign at the time of his death.

The report was released Friday by Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin.

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