CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team just obtained new photographs private investigators received as part of their ongoing investigation into the death of 22-year-old Cory Barron.
The photographs show people in section 541 the night of the July 18, 2014 Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field in Cleveland. That is the night, Cory Barron, went to the concert with his brother, sister and friends, but ended up dying.
Earlier this month, the I-Team broke the story about the private investigation. Soon after that story aired, investigators with the International Research Group, received the photographs from a person who was at the concert.
“If anyone recognizes themselves in the pictures, or someone else please give us a call because we would like to know if you saw Cory that night,” said Dick Wrenn, an IRG investigator, who is also a retired federal agent. Investigators say one person in that section has told them she saw Cory that night and it appeared several people followed him after an argument.
Cleveland police say the 6’2” Barron went down a 2 ft. by 2 ft. garbage chute and died. His body was found in a landfill four days after the concert.
IRG investigators say Barron had bruises on his head and ribs that happened prior to his death. They believe someone assaulted him and then put his body down the chute.
Investigators recently obtained a broken cell phone from a person in that section. The phone may contain pictures of Cory in that section that night. It is being sent out to an expert to help retrieve the photographs.
“We also want to reach out to others at the concert that evening, and find out if they saw Cory in any other section,” Wrenn said. He noted another person said they overheard two men and a woman talking about assaulting someone.
“There was a woman there who is described as a white female, blonde hair in her late 30s or early 40s, about 5’8” that had a homemade white T-shirt on with lyrics from a Miranda Lambert song that said “I learned to drive that 55 just like a queen,” Wrenn said. “We would like to talk to her to find out if she saw anything.”
The investigators say the woman may have been in a position to have seen or heard something, so her information could be very important.
Cory’s family says they reached out to IRG investigators 8 months ago and asked them to look at the case because they want to know what happened that night.
“We appreciate that Jason Aldean tweeted something after he heard about Cory but it would be great if he could reach out to his fans that were there that night and ask them if they saw or heard anything,” said Matt Barron, Cory’s father. “We could use all the help we can get. We are a very close family. We need to get some answers, some closure.”
There is a $10,000 reward being offered for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Cory’s death.
Anyone with information is asked to call IRG investigators at 1-877-637-6600. Or email IRG at firstname.lastname@example.org.