On Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 3000 block of Roland in reference to a deceased body being located in a ditch. Beaumont EMS arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. BPD Person’s Crime and Traffic Unit Detectives responded to the scene to begin investigating. At this time, Detectives are investigating the case as a possible homicide. The victim has been identified as Reily Lee Frances, a 60 year old, handicap, Beaumont man. Detectives are trying to locate the victim’s vehicle, a royal blue Volkswagen Jetta- TX License Plate- MGJ-0225, which may be stolen. Detectives would also like to speak with 33 year old, Melanie Carry (pictured below), who may have been the last person to see Reily alive.
The investigation is on-going and cause of death has not been determined, pending autopsy results. Anyone with information is asked to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234.