Raleigh police identified the missing man found dead at the Duke Energy substation Sunday morning as the twin brother of Bears running back Tarik Cohen.
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 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. He had last been seen at Hero’s Pub & Sandwich Shop on Friday night — a five-minute drive from where his body was found.
Foul play is not suspected in the case.
The Chicago Bears released a statement Sunday evening writing: “We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Tarik Cohen’s twin brother, Tyrell. Our immediate thoughts and prayers go out to Tarik, his mother, Tilwanda, and the rest of their family and loved ones.”