On December 23, 2019 Beaumont Police began investigating the homicide of Reily Frances, a 60 year old handicap man who was found deceased in a ditch in the 3100 block of Roland Road. At the beginning of the investigation, it was learned that Mr. Frances’ vehicle was possibly missing. The vehicle was discovered in the 4000 block of Maida on the evening of December 23. In the early morning hours of December 24, Detectives received information that the person who was last seen in possession of Mr. Frances’ vehicle was Raymond Wayne Holmes, a 51 year old Beaumont resident. It was believed that Mr. Frances and Holmes knew each other and had been seen together at a local night club the weekend prior to Mr. Frances’ murder. Detectives located Holmes and during the investigation, they discovered evidence linking Holmes to Mr. Frances and his vehicle. At that time, Holmes was placed under arrest for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The homicide investigation continued and on February 5, 2020 BPD Detectives filed charges against Holmes for the Murder of Reily Frances. Holmes has been in the Jefferson County Jail since his December arrest for the Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle charge.