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Investigation into death of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron completed

Authorities find no indication another person was involved
Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 18:30:26-04

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The investigation into Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron's death is now closed. Authorities announced Thursday in a 23-page report that they have no evidence that points to another person being responsible for his death.

"As stated in the report, there was no new incontrovertible evidence discovered indicating that other persons may have been involved in the death of Bryon Macron,” said Forrest Thompson, the Medina County prosecutor.

The report was conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and released by the Medina County Prosecutor's Office.

The report states that in 2016, authorities were called to a bloody scene at the Lafayette Administration Building. Inside, they found Macron's office trashed and blood everywhere. According to the report, authorities believe it was staged.

His body was found two months later in Chippewa Lake.

"The medical examiner confirms in the autopsy that while there were numerous wounds, most were superficial in nature and none were fatal in and of themselves,” said Thompson.

The medical examiner found his death to be inconclusive and that ruling still stands.

There are still so many questions, such as why no water was found in Macron's lungs despite his body being found in a lake.

"If he had expired on the shoreline when that lake thawed, it's traditional, it's quite common to have a flood plain there, to have excessive water and he could have easily washed into the lake from there, again that’s a theory,” said the prosecutor.

Since the case is now closed, the public has access to most of the evidence.

"I am trying to make this report available for you today in the sincere hope that it can bring some closure to the community and some finality to the Macron family,” Thompson said.

Macron's family told News 5 they don't agree with authorities.

“We don’t agree with the findings because there are so many inconsistencies and unexplained actions by the sheriff’s office," his family said.


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