Homeless man, 57, found dead near dumpster on Laurel Avenue in Beaumont

Terry Jones

UPDATE: Beaumont Police identified the body found as 57-year-old Terry Lynn Jones.

BPD says officers tried to bring the man several times to The Salvation Army, but Jones refused.

Officers say Jones told them he had medical issues.

Without an autopsy, police cannot officially rule the cold temperatures as the cause of death.


PREVIOUS: A man's body was discovered Thursday morning behind a dumpster on Laurel Avenue near the Interstate 10 access road in Beaumont.

Police do not suspect foul play in the man's death.

BPD detectives at the scene said the deceased appears to be a local homeless man.

It was not immediately clear whether this was a natural death or weather related.

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