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Preliminary autopsy report indicates Lafayette trustee Macron stabbed

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    The body of former Lafayette Township trustee Bryon Macron was found in February in Chippewa Lake.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE FILE

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Former Lafayette Township trustee Bryon Macron’s long-awaited autopsy report is expected to be released Thursday morning. However, WKYC-TV 3 in Cleveland viewed the preliminary report this morning after suing for access and reported that Macron was stabbed multiple times to his neck, forearms and shoulder.

The cause and manner of death have yet to be released. The report cites drowning and hypothermia as potential causes.

When contacted Wednesday, Medina County Coroner Dr. Lisa Deranek directed all inquires to the county prosecutor’s office.

“Everyone will get to see it tomorrow,” she said.

County Prosecutor S. Forrest Thompson set parameters for the media viewing the report Thursday morning in the prosecutor’s office.

“It will be available in the conference room for media review (between 8:30 and 9 a.m.),” he said. “There will be no pictures, copies or notes (taken in the conference room).”

He said the document is between six and seven pages long.

Thompson said the viewing parameters are pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 313.10(D).

The Cuyahoga County medical examiner performed Macron’s autopsy, as per written contractual agreement, and released the results to Deranek.

WKYC filed a lawsuit March 22 to examine the coroner’s report.

In the lawsuit, the television station requested to view any “preliminary autopsy or investigative notes and findings, photographs of the decedent, or if applicable, suicide notes.”

During a 10 a.m. hearing in common pleas court Wednesday, WKYC was granted a motion to examine portions of the report, Judge Christopher J. Collier said.

A spokesman for the court said the two sides “reached a resolution. The case is settled.”

The county coroner had argued that all the records dealing with Macron’s death were “confidential law enforcement investigatory records” since it was still an open investigation.

The county Sheriff’s Office is running the investigation, but has yet to release any information since a Feb. 23 media conference.

Macron, 45, was reported missing Dec. 16 after his 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.

His body was found by a kayaker 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.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.



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