Beaumont police are working to learn the circumstances leading up to the discovery of a body Sunday morning.

According to a statement issued by the Beaumont Police Department, officers were dispatched to the area of 6590 College on a call of a man lying in a ditch. Beaumont Medical Service determined the man was deceased.

The ditch is next to Wizard Trailer Park and feet away from where Abelardo Zarazua lives. He says he heard what sounded like someone firing a gun before finding the body.

"I hear the shot and later we come outside and find him. He had a shot to the head," Zarazua said.

The cause of death has not yet been determined by police and the department has not yet released his name.