Human remains found, police investing link to missing person from October 2021

Published 1:55 pm Monday, December 5, 2022

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BEAUMONT — On Sunday at 12:09 pm, Beaumont Police Department officers responded to a wooded area near the 3100 block of Astor Street and Delaware Street in reference to human remains.

Detectives and Jefferson County Crime Lab personnel responded and are investigating.

The preliminary investigation revealed it may be the remains of Edward Theodore Phillips, a 71-year-old Beaumont man who has been missing since October of 2021.

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A positive identification is pending DNA testing.

If you have information about this investigation contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234.

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