1923 actor Cole Brings Plenty’s death has ‘no indication of foul play’: police

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1923 actor Cole Brings Plenty’s death has “no indication of foul play,” the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office announced via a social media update on Wednesday.

Cole, the nephew of Yellowstone star Mo Brings Plenty, was found dead in Kansas last Friday after being reported missing, reports Page Six.

In a separate statement released on Wednesday, Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart said his department “worked very hard to investigate the incidents and worked very hard to find Cole” and that none of them “could have imagined this outcome.”

However, he conceded that his department “must work harder to increase trust with our Native American community members.”

“Through meeting with Cole’s family members and members of our Native American community, I clearly see that we are not where we need to be in partnering with a community that is very important to Lawrence’s history and to its current culture” he continued.

“It’s my hope that future bridges we build and partnerships we form between our Native American community and our police department will create a relationship that will not only increase trust and understanding, but will also be a model for other communities.”

Cole was last seen on Easter Sunday, March 31, and was named a “missing person” on April 2. Hours later, he was named as a person of interest regarding a domestic violence incident.

He was cited as a suspect after officers “responded to reports of a female screaming for help,” although he was not at the scene. The Lawrence Kansas Police Department confirmed on Facebook they had “probable cause for his arrest, and issued an alert to area agencies.”

After his body was located in the vicinity of an unoccupied vehicle, his father, Joe Brings Plenty, confirmed the tragic news via a statement shared by Mo on Instagram.

“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the prayers and positive thoughts you sent for Cole,” he wrote.

“We would also like to thank everyone who came to walk beside us as we searched for my son and provided the resources we needed to expand our search areas,” he added.

“I learned this week how many people knew the goodness in Cole’s heart and loved him.”

The 27-year-old’s cause of death has not been released yet.

This article originally appeared in Page Six and was reproduced with permission.