Family attorney says wife had nothing to do with township trustee's mysterious death

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The investigation continues into the death of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron. Through seven months, no arrests have been made.

"I do believe in the next 30 days, we will get answers from the Medina County coroner," said attorney Richard Lillie, who has been hired to get answers for the Macron family. "We were brought in shortly after the body was found in February, we were approached by the family. They were very frustrated. They felt like they hadn't been told anything for the two months Bryon had been gone."

Seven months after Macron disappeared -- and five months after his body was found -- his death still hasn't been classified.

"Based upon what we have been able to discover in the course of our limited investigation, we don't think it was a suicide or accident, we think it was a murder," said Lillie.

Lillie admits he knows the spouse is always the first suspect in a case like this, but contends Macron's wife, Victoria, had nothing to do with her husband's death.

Lillie's team continues to look for more clues about what really happened as the clock ticks. By law, the medical examiner has six months to complete the autopsy. Lillie said in his 37 years as an attorney, he's never had a case get this close to the deadline.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office is performing Macron's autopsy.

Piecing together the death of Trustee Bryon Macron

There were positive results for some drugs in Macron's toxicology results. They are re-testing to make sure they weren't false positives from body decomposition.

"If they had to send the report back for another drug screen, that would indicate they had the toxicology report. Those are the things we've been waiting for. I don't know why that wasn't released," Lillie said.

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