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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cause of Lafayette Township trustee's death ruled undetermined
- Delay in Bryon Macron case frustrates family
- Autopsy report: Macron stabbed six times; cause, manner of death remain undetermined
- Lafayette Township trustees select Macron's replacement
- Funeral set for Lafayette Township Trustee Macron
- Few details released in death of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron
- Township trustees mourn loss of colleague, friend
- Body identified as missing Lafayette trustee
- Body found in Chippewa Lake
- Kayaker found body, asked Chippewa Lake resident to call 911
- Lafayette Township trustees return to work as search continues for colleague Byron Macron
- Vigil held for missing Lafayette trustee
- Police turn up no clues in Chippewa Lake, seek video in search for trustee
- Family reaches out to public as search continues for Trustee Bryon Macron
- Blood found in trustee's office; search continues for missing Bryon Macron
- Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron missing