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UPDATE: Body found on W. Cooper St.

Rebecca Dietrich

Firefighters provide lighting for the police investigation after Aaron Loy Cook, 28, from Harrisville was found dead in the back yard of a house on West Cooper Street Wednesday night. Traffic flow was limited on Cooper Street and Elm Street during the investigation.

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

A man’s body was discovered lying in the back yard of a house on West Cooper Street Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.

The body was identified by the Pa. State Police as Aaron Loy Cook, 28, from Harrisville.

According to an employee of Ginger Hill Tavern, Cook was a regular at the bar. The employee stated that that at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Cook was drunk and was asked to leave. Cook was calm and was not acting unusual.

An employee of the bar asked Cook if he needed a ride, but Cook declined, stating that he was just walking down the street.

“Once they leave the bar, we can’t legally do anything,” said the employee who asked to remain anonymous.  “We can’t force them to take a ride, and we can’t keep track of them after they leave the bar.”

Details about the death are still being investigated by the Pa. State Police.

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