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February 27, 2013

Beaumont dumpster fire victim identified

BEAUMONT — Police in Beaumont have identified the man whose body was found in a burning dumpster on Tuesday as Karl Aldrich Lillyquist Jr.

The preliminary cause of death is listed as smoke inhalation and the fire appears to be accidental, according to a press release from Beaumont Police Department.

Crews were on scene at about 2:16 a.m. Feb. 26 at 550 W. Cardinal Drive and when firefighters extinguished the fire they found a body in the dumpster.

The business was closed at the time of the fire and the fire was reported by a neighbor.

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