Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 8:19 a.m. Officers responded to the 11000 block of Fairfield, just south of Broad Oak, in reference to a welfare check.  Officers learned a resident was walking in the area and saw an unresponsive older black male in a ditch.   Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation, the deceased male has not been identified, nor has cause of death been determined. An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Collins.

If you noticed anything suspicious in the area or have information that may help investigators, call the Beaumont Police Department- 409-832-1234.

If you wish to remain anonymous and be paid for information that leads to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas, 409-833-TIPS or submit your tip by downloading the P3 TIPS app on your smartphone or tablet. All tips given to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. The Crime Stoppers board meets once a month to approve tips that are recommended by the lead investigator.  Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is a non-profit organization that operates on donated money and managed by a vetted civilian volunteer board  with the assistance of  law enforcement coordinators. There are numerous Crime Stopper organizations, but this one covers Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties.