Autopsy results won’t be ready for weeks

Last updated: July 28. 2014 3:47PM - 203 Views
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OBERLIN — An explanation for how 22-year-old Cory Barron died and ended up at a landfill just north of Oberlin won’t be released for at least another three weeks.

The initial autopsy has been completed, but Lorain County coroner Stephen Evans said he will not release any partial information.

More tests and investigation are needed before he will give more details, Evans said in a written release this past week.

A police probe into the Fremont man’s mysterious death is focused now on a Progressive Field trash chute.

Barron is believed to have somehow gotten into a passage that runs six stories from the top of the Cleveland ballpark to the ground.

Police say Barron’s seat for a country music concert by Jason Aldean was located close to the chute.

It’s the most likely explanation for how he got into a street-level dumpster and then to the Lorain County Landfill in New Russia Township, said Cleveland police Sgt. Ali Pillow.

Barron, a senior at Bowling Green State University, went missing just after 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18.

Republic Services employees found his remains and wallet four days later at the landfill just north of Oberlin.

While some media outlets have reported the case is being treated as a homicide, Pillow said that’s not accurate.

Homicide investigators have been pulled in to assist in the search for clues, but he said it’s still a “found body” case.

No obvious signs of trauma were found on the body, so there are still plenty of questions to be answered about the manner in which he died.

Pillow said it could also take four to six weeks for toxicology reports to return.

He told the News-Tribune on Monday that no new details were available.

A funeral ceremony for Barron was held Monday in Fremont. Leading up to the service, mourners held a candlelight vigil in his honor.

Caitlyn Wasmundt may be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @LC_CaitW.

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