UPDATE: Body found on W. Cooper St.

Published by adviser, Author: Jonathan Janasik - News Editor, Date: February 12, 2014
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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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