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Body found in freezer of Georgia Piggly Wiggly

An Alabama man was discovered dead inside the freezer of a Columbus Piggly Wiggly on Saturday morning, according to news reports.

Larry Alvin Long II, 51, of Phenix City, was working at the grocery store along Woodruff Farm Road when a coworker found his body in a walk-in freezer, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.

Surveillance video showed Long entering the freezer alone around 10:13 a.m., the station reported. A co-worker discovered him an hour later.

Long was unresponsive when the co-worker found him, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told the station.

Byran said the cause of death appears to be cardiac arrest.

The body has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation since the death happened at work, but Bryan said no foul play is suspected.

Justin Milligan, owner/operator of the store, released a statement about the deceased employee.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of a longtime employee and friend,” Milligan wrote. “Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. We ask that everyone please show his family the respect and comfort that they deserve.”

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