June 19th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
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An investigation is ongoing, but authorities believe that Jay Luther, co-owner and chef of Nashville's popular Germantown Cafe, was trapped in the cooler of the restaurant's east side location when a lock malfunctioned.

The power had gone out over the weekend, and employees had been using dry ice to keep the food cool. Police believe that Luther went back into the cooler when the power was restored, and became trapped, eventually succumbing when carbon dioxide replaced oxygen in the enclosed space. Foul play is not suspected.

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  1. Aimee

    That poor man! My condolences to his family, friends, and partner.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  2. Mark Glicker

    Sad, sad story.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  3. JellyBean

    Damn, that poor guy. One heck of a way to go. Condolences to his family and friends.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply

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