Police are currently investigating a body that was found Thursday night inside a freezer at a fast food restaurant. Authorities are calling the death "suspicious".

Police were called to the Arby's on East Admiral Doyle Drive in New Iberia on the evening of Thursday, May 11th when an unidentified person was found dead in the store's freezer.

New Iberia Police spokesperson Daesha Hughes told KLFY-TV that officers were at the restaurant to investigate a "suspicious death". The TV station also reports the New Iberia Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division were on the scene.

New details emerging this morning say that the victim was a female employee of the restaurant. Another employee discovered the body in the freezer.

While the death has bee labeled "suspicious" Fox News reports that New Iberia Police Captain Leland Laseter doesn't suspect "foul play". He suggests the death may have been an accident. Laseter told KADN:

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

KADN added that Laseter told them multiple staff members were interviews, and some may be interviewed again. He added:

“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” 

The New Iberia Police Department has cautioned the public to wait for the investigation to conclude. Their preliminary findings are not "set in stone".

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