PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

May 21, 2013

Body found near I-10 bridge was Hispanic male


The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT — An autopsy was conducted on a body found Thursday, May 16, in the Neches River south of IH-10 Bridge. The preliminary results are that the body is that of a Hispanic male approximately 30 years of age and about 5-foot-6 in height.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a call from a fisherman on the Neches River of a body south of the IH-10 Bridge. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Marine Division was able to locate the body. The body was recovered with the assistance of the Beaumont Fire Department Dive Team. The body was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue for the autopsy.

The cause of death is still under determination pending results of final autopsy results. Anyone with information of this individual is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 409-835-8411.