A former trustee was stabbed multiple times, according to preliminary autopsy results obtained Wednesday by WKYC Channel 3.
Bryon Macron, a former Lafayette Township trustee, suffered stab wounds to his neck, forearms, and shoulder.
The report does not conclude the wounds killed Macron.
It cites drowning and hypothermia as other potential causes.
A cause and manner of death are still under investigation.
Circumstances around Macron's death have been shrouded in mystery since he went missing in December.
WKYC won a court ruling Wednesday, granting the station access to the autopsy reports of trustee from Medina County.
The news station, citing a journalist's exception to Ohio's public record laws, filed a lawsuit in Medina County last month.
Judge Christopher Collier held a hearing today and tentatively granted the request pending a review. Prior to the release, WKYC and prosecutors resolved the dispute and Prosecutor Forrest Thompson agreed to provide access to the documents immediately afterward.
WKYC's Andrew Horansky sat down for an in-depth interview with Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson to discuss Macron's autopsy report.
Other media that requested the records will view them Thursday.
Macron, 45, went missing in December. His township office was found in disarray.
His body was found in February in Chippewa Lake.