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Man indicted for murder after admitting to being with victim at time of his death

Police say Gerardo Solis Ramos died after being struck in the head and face with a "sharp-edged weapon" by Florencio Castillo Guillen.

BEAUMONT, Texas — A man accused of killing a 64-year-old man in Beaumont has been indicted for murder. 

Florencio Castillo Guillen, 60, is being held on a $1 million dollar bond at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility in connection with the death of Gerardo Solis Ramos, 64.

Police found Ramos' body at Kuether Services in the 1200 block of South 11th St in Beaumont on Monday, February 27, 2023 just after 7 a.m. 

Guillen, who was interviewed by detectives along with other witnesses, admitted to them that he had been with Ramos about the time of his death according to a probable cause affidavit.

Police say that Ramos died after being struck in the head and face with a "sharp-edged weapon."

Detectives also found "biological evidence" on Guillen they believe came from Ramos according to the affidavit.

No motive for the murder has been released by police.

Credit: Ramon Castillo
Gerardo Solis Ramos, 64, was killed on Monday in what Beaumont Police say was the first homicide of the year for the city.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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