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Theories swirl about man's death

Wire • Jul 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

The body of a missing 22-year-old Fremont man was found at the Lorain County Landfill, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office reported late Tuesday afternoon.

Capt. Jim Drozdowski said Cory Barron, a 2010 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and senior communications major at Bowling Green State University, was positively identified after the sheriff’s office got a call around 1 p.m. from the landfill’s supervisor, according to local reports.

Theories on how Barron’s body ended up in the landfill have already started swirling, although many have been disproved by Cleveland law enforcement according to (Fremont) News-Messenger partner WKYC out of Cleveland.

On Tuesday, law enforcement said they considering the possibility that Barron fell down a garbage chute at the field. Cleveland police Commander James Chura told WKYC that Barron’s body was found in a Dumpster that, during the concert, had been close to Barron’s seating section.

However, police are now saying it would not be possible for Barron to fall down the garbage chute. He would have had to crawl in.

Barron’s body was found with his concert ticket and ID. He did not have his cell phone, but it was “pinging” in the Tremont area of Cleveland, WKYC reported.

Drozdowski said the Lorain County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy today to determine a cause of death.

The supervisor said a body of a white male in his 20s had been discovered in a trash truck that was unloading at the landfill, Drozdowski said.

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