The twin brother of Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen was found dead at a North Carolina electrical substation on Sunday, authorities said.
Tyrell Antar Cohen is believed to have died by electrocution while trying to climb power equipment, according to Wake County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Eric Curry.
Curry said Tyrell fled the scene of a single-car accident in Raleigh early Saturday morning. Police tried to locate the 25-year-old but couldn’t, so they called off the search.
His family filed a missing-person report with the police department Saturday night, according to Curry, and officers started looking for him again Sunday morning.
The sheriff’s office responded to a call shortly after 9am 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 News & Observer.
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 State University.
He has run for 1,585 yards and nine touchdowns in 51 games in four seasons with Chicago.
‘We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Tarik Cohen’s twin brother, Tyrell,’ the Bears said in a statement Sunday night.
‘Our immediate thoughts and prayers go out to Tarik, his mother, Tilwanda, and the rest of their family and loved ones.
‘On behalf of the entire Bears family, we extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all who mourn his loss.’
The twins’ mother shared photos of the brothers together on Facebook. She wrote: ‘My heart so f**ked up right now. I can’t even talk.’
Tyrell leaves behind his girlfriend of nearly nine years and two daughters, ages three and seven.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Valerie Edwards