Crowds return to Progressive Field after Cory Barron's death

CLEVELAND -- We are getting the first look at the area where 22-year-old Cory Barron may have lost his life.

Barron disappeared from the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field July 18th. His body turned up in the Lorain County Landfill four days later.

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Barron may have gotten there after falling down a garbage chute located behind double, locked doors at Progressive Field.

Indians fans entered the gates for the first time since Barron's death as the Tribe took on the Mariners. Some fans say the Barron case was on their minds.

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"It is on my mind," said fan Erin Acevedo.

"We talked about it on the way here. It's just sad in any case," said fan Dale Chormanski.

The garbage chute measures about three feet by three feet. It's located near the restrooms on the 500 level. According to the field's blueprints, the chute drops the full five stories.

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Once below ground, recyclables are compacted into giant cubes and the garbage is loaded into trucks and transported to the landfill.

The missing person's report states that Barron was "extremely intoxicated" the night he disappeared. The results of Barron's autopsy are expected to be released sometime in August.

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Many questions remain, including how Barron got near the garbage chute, if the areas is monitored by security cameras and how his body went undetected for several days.

While the investigation continues, some fans say their thoughts are with Barron's family.

"Just concern about feeling badly for the family and the person who passed away and just curious what happened," said fan Marilyn Chormanski.

Barron was laid to rest on Monday. His remembrance said that he was a huge Indians fan.

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