On January 22, 2023 at 6:13 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 6700 block of Bigner near the Salt Water Barrier in reference to human remains being located in the woods. There was no identification near the remains however, Detectives believed that it was a woman. This week, DNA results identified the remains as Laura McKenzie (AKA Laura Guiterrez, a 56 year old Beaumont resident) who was reported missing on December 27, 2022.  The cause of death was undetermined and additional testing is underway but those results could take many months.  BPD Detectives had been investigating her as a missing person since December but have now shifted to a death investigation. Anyone with information about Laura, her known associates or her whereabouts during the month of December is asked to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You can also download the P3 Tips app on your smartphone. All Crime Stoppers Tips are anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward.