Autopsy ordered in the death of a man found in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A man from Gilmer who has been missing for more than a week was found dead this weekend in Howard County.

82 year old Barry Steelman was found about a mile from his car near the Colorado City Highway.

Steelman and his brother went to Plainview on November 28th to purchase Steelman a new car.

On the way back to Gilmer, Steelman and his brother became separated near Snyder.

Steelman then became disoriented, leaving his car on the side of the road.

Once Howard County Officials determined it was Steelman's car, they called in the DPS Chopper and dogs.

An autopsy has been issued, but officials say they believe he died from natural causes.