Police ID 20-year-old man found dead in cooler at Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Cause of death still listed as 'pending'

CINCINNATI -- Investigators have identified the employee found dead in a cooler at a Pleasant Ridge pub Monday morning.

A co-worker found the body of 20-year-old Brandon Chandler inside the cooler at Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant on Montgomery Road at about 9:43 a.m., according to Hamilton County Coroner's Office communications officer Terry Daly and Cincinnati Police Sgt. Michael Bell.

The employee told police Chandler had been working the night before.

Chandler's cause of death on the coroner's report is still listed as "pending."

Chandler wasn't locked or trapped inside the cooler, Bell said. There didn't appear to be any signs of a struggle, and nothing was missing from the pub.

"At this time we don't suspect really anything, but we can't provide any additional information until we determine the cause," Bell said Monday.

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