05/09 19:37 CDT Deputies: Brother of NFL player found dead in North Carolina
Deputies: Brother of NFL player found dead in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) --- The brother of a Chicago Bears player was found dead at
a North Carolina electrical substation on Sunday, authorities said.
The News & Observer reports that Tyrell Antar Cohen, brother of running back
Tarik Cohen, is believed to have died by electrocution while trying to climb
power equipment, according to Wake County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Eric
Curry said Tyrell Cohen fled the scene of a car accident in Raleigh early
Saturday morning. Police tried to locate the 25-year-old but couldn't, so they
called off the search.
Cohen's family filed a missing-person report with the police department
Saturday night, according to Curry, and officers started looking for him again
The sheriff's office responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m. from a Duke
Energy substation in its jurisdiction where an employee had discovered Cohen's
body, Curry said.
"He entered the substation, which may have been resulting from the accident,"
Curry said, according to the newspaper.
Authorities do not suspect foul play, according to news releases from Wake
County deputies and Raleigh police.
Tarik Cohen grew up in Franklin County and graduated from North Carolina A&T