A preliminary autopsy report of former Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron indicates he was stabbed six times, including a 3-inch, gaping wound to the right side of his neck.
The deep wound to his neck didn’t hit any major vein or artery.
He also had a superficial wound to the left side of his neck, as well as cuts to his left shoulder, right shoulder and two to his left forearm.
According to several photographs, he also had other wounds that were made by the coroner during a postmortem examination.
The seven-page report indicated there were some early signs of decomposition.
The report said there were no fluids in his lungs, which could indicate he didn’t drown. However, later in the report, it states that drowning and hypothermia are potential causes of his death.
The cause and manner of death remain undetermined.
Medina County Prosecutor S. Forrest Thompson asked that the media not jump to any conclusions. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has yet to determine if it was a murder or suicide.
Thompson said he’s seen no evidence that the public should be fearful of its safety.
He said the 45-year-old Macron was reported missing on Dec. 16 — Thompson’s birthday — after the former’s office at the Lafayette Township Hall was found in disarray. Blood was found in his office and in his black SUV, which was located on Beachside Boulevard in Chippewa Lake.
“We’re now in April 2017,” Thompson said. “I’ve not seen any pattern of activity or data to concern anyone in the community.
“There is nothing to suggest it’s anything but an isolated incident.”
Macron’s body was found by a kayaker on Feb. 21 in the lake. Macron was buried March 8 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Ceremony in Rittman.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria, and three daughters, Alexandra, Madeline and Mia.
“The cause and manner of death will be determined by a medical professional,” Thompson said. “It’s undetermined.”
He said he has no idea when the toxicology report will be released.
“I have not been made aware of a timeline (by the coroner),” Thompson said.
He doesn’t want the media or anyone in the community to jump to any conclusions.
“That would be inappropriate to go beyond the factual report,” Thompson said. “(The autopsy report) is a description of the condition of Mr. Macron’s body at that time. It would be disrespectful to the family (to jump to conclusions).”
Macron, 5-foot-11, 253 pounds, was wearing jeans, a button-down shirt and shoes when his body was found, according to the report.
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