New details emerge in Cory Barron's mysterious death

CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 Investigators have uncovered new details about the events surrounding Cory Barron's death.

Barron's body was discovered around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as trash was being dumped as the Lorain County Landfill., according to Capt. Jim Drozdowski with the Lorain County Sheriff's Department.

Drozdowski said a manager at the landfill quickly called 911 and ceased all operations. Investigators and the Lorain County Coroner were able to quickly determine that the body belonged to Cory Barron, 22.

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Drozdowski said a ticket from the Jason Aldean concert was on the person of the Ballville Township man.

Barron disappeared from the concert at Progressive Field Friday night.

There was no apparent signs of trauma to the body when it was discovered. The Lorain County Coroner is continuing his investigation today.

Drozdowski also said Cleveland Police are investigating whether Barron fell through a trash chute at the stadium and confirmed that the trash containing his body could have come from Progressive Field.

NewsChannel5 Investigators reviewed blueprints for the stadium from 1992 at the Cleveland City Council Archives Wednesday.

The blueprints show a trash chute located in the northwest corner of the stadium near the entrance to the ballpark.

They also show a trash compactor located at the southeast corner of the stadium near E. 9th and Ontario Streets.

It is unclear how or where Barron may have come in contact with the trash chute.

The Cleveland Indians declined our request for information about garbage collection and disposal at the stadium.

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