Medical Examiner: Exit button broken in freezer death
Associated Press , WXIA 1:25 PM. EDT September 28, 2016
ATLANTA, GA (AP) - A medical examiner says an exit button inside a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has amended its autopsy for 61-year-old Carolyn Mangham to include the new details about the freezer exit button at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
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A spokeswoman for the hotel's parent firm, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, said they've cooperated fully with investigators.
The autopsy report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press lists the cause of Mangham's death as "undetermined."
Investigators believe Mangham, who also went by Carolyn Robinson, spent about 13 hours inside the freezer before she was found in March.
Female hotel worker dies in downtown hotel freezer
Woman's body found in downtown Atlanta hotel freezer
Duffie Dixon and 11Alive , WXIA 5:59 PM. EDT March 22, 2016
ATLANTA -- A woman's body was found in a walk-in freezer at a downtown hotel.
Atlanta police are on the scene at The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel located at 210 Peachtree St. NW investigating the incident.
Police say the woman was a kitchen worker. Her family members called when she did not come home last night.
No foul play is expected and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called out to investigate why she died in the freezer.
Hotel cameras reportedly show the woman entering the freezer around 8 p.m. From the position of her body when she was found, APD said it appears she was trying to get out.
There is a mechanism inside the freezer to allow someone to get out but police cannot say if it was operational. OSHA will inspect this.
Stay with 11Alive for updates as this story develops.