Murdered Meat Store Worker Found In Cooler

A 27-year-old man who worked for his family’s business was found dead there yesterday morning as part of an apparent murder-burglary. A co-worker arrived at 7 A.M. and found what looked like a burglary and his colleague, who was the son of one of the store’s owners, shot to death in a cooler.

Police currently have no suspects, and the family claims that they have no idea who could have wanted to kill the man. While the scene in the store looked like a burglary, nothing was missing from the store and the safe had not been opened. Police said that there were no signs of forced entry, but the scene still suggested a burglary.

The man had arrived at the family business at 4 A.M. to start food preparation for the day. He was the only employee around at the time.

Co-workers and family members told the media that he was nice, quiet, and a hard worker.

Man found shot to death at family meat business in Merrillville [Post-Tribune]

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