Café Owner Dies, Trapped in Walk-In Cooler

Horrible. Photo: Dragan Trifunovic

In a true kitchen nightmare, Jay Luther, a 47-year own café owner in Nashville, was found dead in his restaurant’s freezer after being locked in over night. Reports say Luther, who owned Germantown Café East, likely died from accidental suffocation by carbon dioxide inhalation after too many hours trapped inside the walk-in with no cell phone. He was found by a co-worker. [NYDN]