Body found in freezer of Atlanta Braves stadium ID’d as Chicago man

Body found in cooler at Atlanta Braves' stadium before game

Body found in cooler at Atlanta Braves' stadium before game

The man who was found dead a day earlier inside a freezer at Atlanta's SunTrust Park was a married father-of-four inventor who was at the stadium to install his new beer technology. The body was found by a coworker.

Police interviewed witnesses at the stadium and co-workers, and they said they're working with the Atlanta Braves. "There are police here all the time", one fan said.

SunTrust Park is northwest of Atlanta, near Smyrna, Georgia.

Keeling had been working on his technology since college.

In October 2016, the United States issued the patent for the invention, which features "a new nozzle for a beer valve tap and a new foamless beer tap dispensing system", government records show.

Delaware North Sportservice, which manages food and beverage service at SunTrust Park, also sent a statement to the Journal-Constitution acknowledging Keeling's contribution to the industry. "He worked hard to do this", said Kuchta.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now also investigating the incident and the reason the beer cooler would not open from the inside, and whether there is any way for someone who is inside to press a call-for-help button.

The game, the second of the three-game series between the two teams, started at 7:35 p.m. ET as scheduled.

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