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Police seeking info from public after identifying remains found in Port Arthur canal

Cordell Evans was also known by the name of “Aidelen.”

BEAUMONT, Texas — Detectives are looking for answers after identifying human remains found last week in a Port Arthur canal.

Investigators have identified the body as 24-year-old Cordell Marquis Evans. A phone call to the Port Arthur Police Department on March 18 led to the discovery of the remains. Evans was found in a canal that runs adjacent to a Motiva property in the 3700 block of Savannah Ave.

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Now, Port Arthur detectives are reaching out to the community to find out if anyone knows information about Evans, such as their last whereabouts or who they may have been seen with last, according to a Port Arthur Police news release. 

Officials say Evans was last known to be a transient, or frequent visitor, of Beaumont in the areas of College Street and 4th Street.

Evans was approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighed 105 pounds, and was also known by the name of “Aidelen”.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Port Arthur Police Department at 409-983-8600. 

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Call 833-TIPS (8477) or text “BMT” followed by your tip information to CRIMES (274637) from your mobile phone.

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

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