Bryon MacronFile photo
MEDINA, Ohio - Medina County officials wouldn't share preliminary autopsy results related to the mysterious death of Lafayette Township trustee Bryon Macron, whose body was pulled from a lake Tuesday, months after his disappearance.
Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller, Coroner Dr. Lisa Deranek and Prosecutor Forrest Thompson held a press conference Thursday that offered little in the way of answers in the months-old investigation.
Miller said that law enforcement officials are not currently searching for a person of interest in Macron's death. He offered no clarity as to whether this means police have a suspect in his death or whether his death was an accident.
Blood found in both Macron's office and SUV came from a single source, Medina County Prosecutor S. Forrest Thompson said.
Authorities confirmed Wednesday that it was Macron's body that was pulled from Chippewa Lake Tuesday afternoon after a kayaker spotted it in the water.
Macron, 45, had been missing since Dec. 16, 2016. An employee of Lafayette Township found Macron's in disarray and it looked like there was an altercation His SUV was later found unoccupied in a public parking lot at Chippewa Lake. Blood was found inside the vehicle.
At the time, law enforcement flew an airplane over the lake and searched the shoreline for clues, but did not send divers into the lake where the abandoned SUV was found. When asked why divers didn't search the lake in December, the sheriff said they had no reason to do so.
"If we thought it was appropriate at the time, if we found something that would indicate we thought he was in there, that would have been done," he said.
"The fact that his car was there, was that not an indicator that he would be in the lake?" a reporter asked.
"That's why the area was searched," he replied.
Neighbors told Cleveland.com that Macron was a family man and loved his wife, Victoria, and their three daughters, Alex Madeline and Mia. The neighbors didn't know of any enemies Macron had.
A lot of questions have gone unanswered, neighbor Janet Pindroh said.
Ray Ratcliff knew Macron back in 1994 and 1995 when they served together in the Marines at Guantanamo Bay.
"Breaks my heart to read this about him," he said. "Bryon was just a great guy. Always made us laugh, and was a great leader and really motivated the troops."
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