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12th May 2023

Dead body found inside restaurant’s freezer by horrified employees

Steve Hopkins

Workers at a restaurant in the US discovered a woman’s body inside a freezer on Thursday.

The body of a staff member was discovered at an Arby’s in New Iberia, Louisiana, at around 6pm, local police said.

New Iberia Police are investigating the death as “suspicious”.

The remains were found inside a walk-in freezer at the fast food chain.

The woman’s name has not been released and her cause of death determined.

New Iberia Police captain Leland Laseter told local news networks: “So it was an employee that discovered the female deceased inside the cooler, (and) the deceased is an employee of the restaurant.”

Laseter said that according to preliminary information, while the death is suspicious, foul play is not expected.

He said the death, may have been an accident.

“A situation like this is unusual, so we’re taking extra precautions during the investigation,” Laseter told KADN.

“(We) pretty much have completed our process at the crime scene. After completely processing the crime scene – this does not seem like a homicide, it seems like an accident.”

Officials are now waiting for a coroner’s autopsy to identify the victim and cause of death.

“We’re going to re-examine all the evidence tomorrow and they’re going to conduct an autopsy to give us the cause and manner of death. So there are a few more steps that we need to take before a (final) determination is made,” Laseter said, according to Fox news.

The outlet said police had interviewed several employees of the restaurant but no suspects have been named.