Coroner: MMA fighter died of blunt force trauma, strangulation - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Coroner: MMA fighter died of blunt force trauma, strangulation

Philip Masterson Philip Masterson
Zachary Brody Zachary Brody

New details in the murder of an MMA fighter on Put-in-Bay island.

The cause of death of Philip Masterson has been ruled a homicide due to Blunt Force Trauma / Strangulation.

27-year-old Zachary Brody is accused of murdering 25-year-old Masterson. The Bowling Green man pleaded not guilty.

Masterson's family found his body Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area near the Island Club. His family knew he had gone up to Put-in-Bay and were concerned when he didn't return.

Masterson was an MMA fighter, 2004 graduate of St. Ignatius High School and was engaged to be married.

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