The investigation into the death of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron is being transferred from Medina County to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation in an effort to find answers and make sure no stone is left unturned.
BCI agreed to assume responsibility of the investigation in a teleconference call with the Medina County Sheriff's Department and the Medina County Prosecutor's Office a week ago.
Macron went missing under suspicious circumstances in December 2016. His office at the Lafayette Administration Building was found in disarray one morning and his car was found in a Beachside Boulevard parking lot in Chippewa Lake, according to authorities. His coworkers said he was last seen at a social function the night before.
Macron's body was found in Chippewa Lake two months later. When he was found in the lake, officers said he was fully clothed and his body was decomposing. An autopsy report revealed he suffered six stab wounds, but it is still unclear if that was what killed him.
In July 2017, his cause of death had been ruled undetermined. The Medina County Sheriff's Office said based on the evidence gathered, no person other than Macron himself was involved in his death.
Many questions still remain in this investigation. By involving BCI, Medina County officials said they are ensuring every available investigative resource is being put into play in order to find answers.
BCI will review the investigation that has been conducted by Medina County so far and continue independently to conduct any follow-up investigation.