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Police have identified a woman found apparently murdered at the La Quinta Inn on Walden Road in Beaumont on Nov. 23 as Erica Franklin, 31, from Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin was found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont on Nov. 23 at about 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 


A domestic disturbance between a man and a woman in Beaumont turned fatal, BPD PIO Cody Guedry said in a release.

Beaumont Police officers were called to the 5100 block of Gober Road for a stabbing on Thursday, Nov. 24. During their investigation, they found a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed. The victim, Anthony Bernard, a 31-year-old Beaumont man, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.


An armed man apparently attempting to escape arrest was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers Nov. 22, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

Southeast Texans who answered the desperate need for foster parents


It was the day 17-year-old Destiny McCrea had waited on for seven long years. She was officially part of a family.

Todd Madden, BISD graphic artist, and Charles Thomas, truck driver, load boxes

The Beaumont Independent School District hosted a food drive, which ended Nov. 15, that gathered 15,165 pounds for the Southeast Texas Food Bank, according to Doris Harris, Southeast Texas Food Bank administrative assistant.

The food bank provides food to over 130 hunger relief agencies in the area.