Medina County Sheriff's Office: No other person other than Bryon Macron was involved in his death

Posted at 11:28 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 17:11:40-04

The cause of death for the Lafayette Township trustee who was found dead in Chippewa Lake in February has been ruled undetermined. 

The Medina County Coroner said in a news conference Monday that they were unable to pin down an exact cause.

Watch the full news conference in the video player above. 

There were six stab wounds found on Bryon Macron's body after he was pulled from the lake. According to the coroner, none of those wounds alone caused his death. There was also no evidence of lung trauma. 

The toxicology report came back positive for alcohol. 

Captain David Centner of the Medina County Sheriff's Office said, based on evidence they have gathered so far, no one other than Macron was involved in his death. 

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Evidence gathered by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Lafayette Township Administration building and Macron's recovered vehicle match his DNA.

"DNA and blood found in and around the bathroom sink matched only Bryon Macron," said Captain Centner. "The bloody footprints located in the administration building were consistent with the shoes Bryon Macron was wearing at the time his body was recovered. No additional blood from anyone else was obtained in or around the administration building or in or around his car." 

Whether the wounds on Macron's body were self-inflicted, Dr. Lisa Deranek of the Medina County Coroner's Office said they could be. 

"They can be self-inflicted. The directionality could substantiate that but I can't prove that it was self-inflicted," Dr. Deranek said.

News 5 took all of the information released Monday to private investigator Tim Dimoff, who's familiar with the case.

"That computer will probably tell us a lot of what happened and probably solve the 'why,'" Dimoff said, referring to Macron's computer, currently with the FBI in Quantico.

Dimoff said he is familiar with the Macron family and what they think about the investigation.

"The family just doesn't believe he would commit suicide," he said. 

He said he agreed months ago when information was first released. But after seeing the new details released Monday he's changed his mind. 

"With their evidence? That really points to the fact he drove his car, he drove to the lake. That's a fact, so we have an individual that was very distressed, hardship situation, and he decided to commit suicide," he said. 

Macron was reported missing in December 2016 after not returning home from a social event with co-workers. His office was found in disarray and his car was abandoned near Chippewa Lake. 

Authorities said Monday this is still an active investigation.