Chicago Bears’ running back Tarik Cohen experienced some family tragedy Sunday. Cohen’s twin brother Tyrell was found dead at a Duke Energy substation in Raleigh, North Carolina Sunday morning. Here’s more on that from Tim Pulliam of 11 ABC Eyewitness News in nearby Durham:
Deputies with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Duke Energy substation near Lead Mine and Six Forks Roads around 9 a.m. after an employee found 25-year-old Tyrell Antar Cohen’s body inside the perimeter.
Authorities believe Tyrell died of electrocution while attempting to climb equipment while fleeing from law enforcement.
According to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, Tyrell was reported missing with the Raleigh Police Department on Saturday night after not returning home.
ABC11 breaking news crews spoke to Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker at the scene on Sunday. The sheriff said North Carolina State Highway Patrol tried to initiate a traffic stop on Saturday before the person went missing.
“We believe at this point, it is connected to a missing person case being investigated by the Raleigh Police Department,” Baker told ABC11.
It’s certainly unfortunate to hear of that. Our thoughts go out to the Cohen family and their friends.