Body found in ballpark cooler before Reds-Braves game

The body of a worker was found in the freezer at Sun Trust Park home of the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday afternoon

The body of a worker was found in the freezer at Sun Trust Park home of the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday afternoon

Earlier reports had described the walk-in beer cooler as a freezer.

The man found was a third-party contractor, and there was no indication he had any ties to the team, O'Hara said. The body was discovered by an employee of the same company. Police said they responded to the stadium around 3:30 p.m.to investigate after receiving a 911.

A medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

The Braves, who O'Hara noted would help with the investigation, went on with their Tuesday game as scheduled against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Braves management declined to comment and referred all questions to police.

The name of the person has not been released by authorities.

The discovery of the body came just hours before the home game between the Braves and Reds.

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