Suspect identified in Ridgewood Drive murder


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the Ridgewood Drive homicide investigation.

Early Saturday morning investigators said Darryl Walker, 53, fled the scene in a silver 2016 Nissan Altima with Georgia tag RIG 0731 and is considered armed and dangerous. They also say he has warrants on file.

Late Friday night Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen identified the body found after a fire at the home on Ridgewood Drive as Monique Johnson, 51. He said she was found inside while Fire Department officials extinguished the fire. Her body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. 

If anyone has any information on this case they are asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080.

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