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Beaumont police investigating body found in canal

Beaumont police responded to call about a body found in a canal in the 4100 block of Washington.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont police are currently investigating a body found in a canal on the south side of the city.

Beaumont police responded to a call that came in about a body found in a canal in the 4100 block of Washington Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2021, at 12:08 p.m. 

A diver was sent to the scene by the Beaumont Fire Department, officials said.

Police told 12News the body appears to be a Black male and that the condition of the body suggests it had been there for a few days. 

The canal is just off Washington Boulevard between Group One Automotive and Purvis Industries.

A criminal investigation command unit was called to the scene.

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

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