Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Pennsylvania State Police on Friday released a photograph of a man they want in connection with the slaying of Bryan Kocis, the owner of Cobra Video – one of the country’s largest producers of gay adult videos.
Kocias’ body was found last week in the burned out shell of his Dallas Township home.
In releasing the photograph investigators identified the young man as “Drake” and said it could be a nickname or his last name and that could be from the Allentown or Philadelphia area.
State Police said the young man at this time is not a suspect but “is someone we want to talk with”.
The photograph and name came up in an email Kocis sent to an associate that mentioned he would be meeting with a new model named Drake at 7 p.m. on January 24. That was the night Kocis was killed.
An autopsy shows Kocis was stabbed 28 times and his throat was slashed. His home was then set on fire in an effort to destroy evidence.
The body was discovered after firefighters arrived on the scene. (story) Kocis’ remains were so badly burned he had to be identified through dental records.
Despite the extent of the fire some evidence was recovered. Police found the knife they believe was used by the killer, and the hard drive from Kocis’ computer has been reconstructed by forensic scientists.
Investigators say there was no break-in – an indication that Kocis knew the killer.
In addition, earlier this week a judge issued a search warrant for Kocis’ electronic communications.