Chicago Bears twin brother – 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.
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.
‘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.