Continuing Coverage: Investigation into Cory Barron's death - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Family and friends trying to cope with Cory Barron's unexpected death

Cory Barron (Source: JordieRob Twitter page) Cory Barron (Source: JordieRob Twitter page)
Cory Barron with his brother, Clay. (Source: Clay Barron's Facebook) Cory Barron with his brother, Clay. (Source: Clay Barron's Facebook)
Family and friends are leaning on each other for support to get through the tragedy. (Source: WOIO) Family and friends are leaning on each other for support to get through the tragedy. (Source: WOIO)


Family and friends in Fremont continue to remember Cory Barron as a caring and loving, young man who was taken much too soon. They're still trying to come to grips with what happened to the 22-year-old.


On Tuesday, sanitation workers found the body of Cory Barron in a Lorain County landfill. Barron went missing during the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field on Friday night. 

Cleveland Police had been searching for Barron since family reported him missing on Saturday. 

Workers found the body after a load of trash was dumped from a truck at the Republic Services landfill. Investigators say the truck had been on a Cleveland route, including Progressive Field. Cleveland Police confirmed the body was taken there after being collected from a dumpster in Progressive Field. Police are now exploring a strong possibility that Barron may have fallen down a garbage chute at the stadium into a dumpster.

Barron was found with his ID and concert ticket. His family, who is from Fremont, stayed in Cleveland during the search. 

Family and friends in Fremont gathered for an impromptu vigil Tuesday night. An official vigil will be held Thursday at Fremont Ross High School at 8:30 p.m.

On July 28, the Little Caesars Pizza on West State Street in Fremont will hold a fundraiser for the Barron Family. A portion of all sales from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will go to the family. Barron's parents want to donate the money to a cause that would have been important to Cory. 

In the meantime, there's been an outpouring of support on social media.

Cory's brother, Clay Barron, posted the following message on his Facebook page: 

"I wish I could take the time to thank each of you individually. The support, dedication, and love that has been shown to Cory and the rest of our family over the past few days has been beyond incredible and my family will be forever thankful. All of your efforts, thoughts, prayers, and kind words mean more to my family and I than I could ever express in words. It has been because of all you and the persistent and dedicated work of the Cleveland PD, especially Commander Stephens and his team and all of the other law enforcement agencies involved, that we are able to bring Cory home where he belongs. Please continue to pray for our family during this difficult time and help us remember Cory for the beyond amazing, caring, and loving young man that I was so blessed to have as my brother for 20 years."

Police are still investigating Barron's death. Funeral arrangements have not yet been set. 

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