An Arby’s MANAGER was found dead in a walk-in freezer at the concession stand and authorities believe it was an accident.
Police rushed to New Iberia Arby’s in Louisiana, about 70 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, just after 6 p.m. Thursday night and found the woman’s lifeless body in the freezer.
The coroner’s office of the municipality of Iberia confirmed that the woman died at the scene of the accident.
Although her identity has not yet been revealed, KLFY reported that she was a manager at Arby’s.
While the manager’s death is still under investigation, there is no suspicion of a crime at this time, the New Iberia Police Department said.
“A situation like this is unusual, so we are taking extra precautions during the investigation,” said Captain Leland Laseter of the New Iberia Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Department CAN at the crime scene.
He added, “Following full investigation of the crime scene.” […] This does not appear to be a murder, it appears to be an accident.”
These are preliminary results, however, and Laseter said “nothing is set in stone yet.”
Police officers crowded into the fast food joint to find out what led to the horrifying discovery Thursday night.
A Facebook user posted images showing a heavy police presence around Arby’s.
Several patrol cars could be seen with flashing lights.
Crime scene tape blocked the entrances to the restaurant while a white-coveralled detective stood outside.
Facebook users called the incident “heartbreaking”.
“Prayers for family and friends and their employers,” one person wrote in the police department’s post about the incident.
Another person said it’s a “cruel world we live in” followed by the abbreviation SMH, which means “shake your head.”
“My deepest condolences,” said a third.