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Body discovered in New Iberia Arby's freezer was employee

Posted at 10:03 AM, May 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-13 12:12:05-04

IBERIA PARISH, La. — No foul play is suspected after an employee's body was found in a walk-in freezer at a New Iberia restaurant Thursday evening.

New Iberia Police officers and Acadian Ambulance were called to the Arby's Restaurant located on Admiral Doyle Drive around 6:19 pm, according to Sgt. Daesha Hughes, spokesperson for the New Iberia Police Department.

Police say an employee discovered the woman who is a manager for Arby's in the freezer unresponsive. The Iberia Parish Coroner's Office responded to the scene and pronounced the woman dead. The identity of the employee will not be released at this time.

The case remains under investigation.

The Arby's Restaurant released the following statement:

We are aware of the incident that took place at our franchised location in New Iberia, LA. The franchisee is cooperating fully with local authorities as they conduct their investigation. Due to this being an active investigation, we defer any further comment to the police department.
Laurel Sprague, Brand Reputation Manager, Corporate Communications

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