- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - No signs of foul play were found during the autopsy of an Ohio man who died after apparently falling at least five stories down a garbage chute during a concert at Progressive Field in Cleveland this summer.

The coroner in Lorain County issued a statement on Tuesday that said the manner of death for Cory Barron, 22, of Fremont in northwest Ohio, has been ruled “undetermined.” Barron died of blunt impact injuries, the statement said. Tests showed he had alcohol in his body but no drugs.

Friends told authorities that Barron went to get a drink during a Jason Aldean concert on July 18 and was not seen again. One of the stadium’s garbage chutes at the top of the stadium was located not far from the section where Barron was sitting. The chute emptied into a large trash container below. Barron attended the concert with his parents, siblings and friends.

His body was found four days later at a landfill about 35 miles west of Cleveland. A worker discovered Barron’s body after a garbage truck had emptied its load.

Cleveland police have been investigating the circumstances surrounding Barron’s death. A spokesman said Wednesday that the department had no comment.

Barron graduated from Fremont Ross High School, where a vigil was held for him, and was a senior communications major at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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