Man dies in freezing weather outside Brownfield nursing home

Brownfield police are investigating the death of a nursing home resident who died in sub-freezing temperatures outside the facility during the early morning hours yesterday. The body of 71-year-old Willie Byers was found around 8 a.m. yesterday at the Tumbleweed nursing home in Brownfield. He had gone outside the home sometime during the night and was not missed for several hours.  Byers was described as an Alzheimer’s patient who suffered dementia. He reportedly had just been transferred to Brownfield from a nursing home in Denver City.

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