Authorities ID Body Found In Big Spring 4/29/13
BIG SPRING - An autopsy was performed this morning on the remains found in Big Spring yesterday.
The remains were identified as Michael Birmelin w/m 32 y.o.a of Big Spring. On April 3,
2013, Birmelin had been reported as missing by a family member. The autopsy revealed
that he had suffered a broken back and broken ribs believed to be from a fall into the
ravine from a 50 ft ledge above the ravine, landing on large rocks. There were no other
injuries to the victim and no signs of any other persons being present. Although the
investigation continues, at this point there are no signs of foul play. It remains unknown
why the victim was in that location at the time.