Family of Cory Barron releases statement, thanks community

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LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio — The family of Cory Barron has released a statement thanking everyone who helped to find him after he went missing several days ago.

Barron was last seen at a Jason Aldean show Friday at Progressive Field. His body was found Tuesday at landfill in New Russia Township.

The statement was posted on the Facebook page of Clay Barron, Cory’s brother:

The Lorain County coroner performed an autopsy on Barron Wednesday. The results have not yet been released.

The landfill in which Barron was found was located in New Russia Township, 35 miles away from Cleveland.  A worker discovered his body Tuesday just after a truck had delivered a load.

Barron, 22, of Fremont, still had his ID and concert ticket in his pocket.

Investigators say they are looking into the possibility that Barron may have fallen down a trash chute five or six stories into a dumpster at Progressive Field.  The contents inside were later taken to the landfill.

Barron was last seen around 9:30 p.m. Friday.  His family reported him missing early Saturday.

Counselors were available at Barron’s alma mater, Bowling Green State University, for students, faculty and staff.

He graduated in May after studying communications.

The BGSU counseling center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Students who are away for the summer who would like to speak to a counselor by phone may call 419-372-2081.

Condolences may be sent to Barron’s family by emailing

The Cleveland Indians released the following statement on Tuesday: “The Cleveland Indians are saddened by the news of Cory Barron’s untimely death and wish to extend their sincere condolences to the Barron family and friends. We are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation and do not have additional comment at this time.”   

Jason Aldean also tweeted condolences to Barron’s loved ones.

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