Police identify Texas man found shot to death in abandoned house; no arrests made

Shooting investigation underway after man found dead in abandoned house

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting, but they’re still trying to figure out who pulled the trigger and why.

Police say they found Brian Cook, 42, of Kyle, Texas shot to death inside an abandoned home on Dayton Street Wednesday around 11:45 a.m.

According to a family member’s Facebook post, Cook traveled from Texas to Baton Rouge for work in November and hadn’t been heard from since.

My worst nightmare came true today when a Travis County Deputy came to my house about 4pm this afternoon to inform me my...

Posted by Lowell Cook on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Details are limited at this time. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information should contact BRPD’s Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

We will update this story when we know more.

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