GBI Investigating Death of Bulloch County Jail Inmate

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is conducting an investigation into the death of Robert Linwood Chavers, a 68-year-old inmate at the Bulloch County Jail in Statesboro, Georgia.

The inquiry was initiated following a request from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at approximately 7:20 a.m. Jail staff found Chavers unresponsive in his cell around 6:30 a.m. Despite attempts to revive him, Chavers was pronounced dead at the jail.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Statesboro at 912-871-1121. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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