Body found in major league stadium identified as Minnesotan

Published 8:26 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SMYRNA, Ga. — Police in suburban Atlanta said a body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota man who was doing contract work at the stadium.

Cobb County police on Wednesday identified him as 48-year-old Todd Keeling of White Bear Lake.

Authorities said Keeling had worked an overnight shift for a beverage vendor. A co-worker found his body inside the beer cooler at SunTrust Park before Tuesday’s Braves-Cincinnati Reds game.

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Cobb County police spokeswoman Sarah O’Hara said an autopsy was planned Wednesday to help determine how he died.

The Braves declined to comment.

SunTrust Park is northwest of Atlanta.