Officials rule cause in missing man's death
March 20, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 19, 2014 at 10:20 p.m.
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A preliminary autopsy report ruled the cause of death for a Victoria man found deceased in a field in rural Victoria County as a suicide.
Bobby Erwin Shaw Jr., 34, was reported missing Saturday. His family said he was behaving strangely and left his home with two handguns.
Shaw was found in a field off Beck Road, said Lt. Jeff Meyer of the criminal investigation unit of the Victoria County Sheriff's Office.
The preliminary result showed the cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound; however, investigators are still waiting for results of a toxicology test, Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor said.
Justice of the Peace Stuart Posey ordered the autopsy.