Former coworkers remember Fremont man after tragic death
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:02:24 GMT —
Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how a 22-year-old Fremont man died after he was last seen attending a concert in Cleveland.
Cory Barron's former coworkers are in shock, trying to accept that theyâ??ll never see him again.
Cleveland Police say Barron may have fallen into a garbage chute during a Jason Aldean concert July 18 at Progressive Field. One of his friends reportedly told investigators Barron was intoxicated.
Barron's body was found Tuesday night in a landfill about 35 miles west of Cleveland. Police say the body was in a dumpster that came from Progressive Field.
John Martin met Cory three years ago, when the two became coworkers at Campus Pollyeyeâ??s, a pizza place near Bowling Green State University.
â??I was pretty awkward. A really shy guy,â?? Martin said. â??And Cory kind of brought me out of my shell.â??
Barron sometimes worked 30 hours a week, while studying full-time at BGSU. He still finished in four years and graduated in May.
â??He was always a hard worker,â?? Martin said. â??Always a go getter.â??
Employees gathered at the restaurant Tuesday night to share stories and console each other. Cory is described as well-liked and popular in the BGSU community.
BGSU officials are reminding students, even in the summer time, the counseling office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
School officials also expressed their condolences on Twitter, so did Jason Aldean.
Martin saw both of those tweets, and many more.
â??Itâ??s really difficult,â?? Martin said. â??I spend a couple hours on my computer, on Facebook, just watching the news.â??
Martin said some of Barronâ??s former coworkers have left Bowling Green, and moved to other parts of the country. But many of them are making plans to return to Northwest Ohio.
Not just for the funeral, but to celebrate their friendâ??s life.
A vigil for Barron is scheduled for 8:30 Thursday night at Fremont-Ross High School.