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Rebecca Sue Myers

DNA results have identified a human skull found in the area of Fannett and South 23rd Street in September 2016 as that of Rebecca Sue Myers. A cause and manner of death have not been determined.

Myers was not reported missing, and Beaumont PD detectives have so far been unable to locate a next of kin. Detectives are working to put together a timeline of Myers’ last known whereabouts, including who she may have been with. Records indicate that Myers was last seen leaving the Jefferson County Jail on Aug. 31, 2009. She was 42 years old at that time.

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Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured Sept. 27 in Beaumont, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a release. 

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The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, according to Regional Communications Manager Ekland Durousseau, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 until Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Students' tributes to Tristan Dilley (inset) | Facebook.com photos

Students at Silsbee High School wore purple Tuesday, Oct. 3 to mark what would have been Tristan Dilley’s 15th birthday, Assistant Principal David Biddle confirmed.

Dilley's death was discovered Sunday, Oct. 1, amid mysterious circumstances.

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Brandon Berry

On Sept. 29, at 7:52 p.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the 5700 block of Nicole Lane in reference to a disturbance.

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On Sept. 27, at 10:11 p.m., Beaumont police officers responded to an aggravated robbery at Quality Inn on I-10 south.

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No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I is a multimedia traveling exhibition which draws attention to the experiences of East Texas African Americans in the First World War, opening at Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Sept. 23.

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Tammi S. Campbell and Brian S. Fisher

Sept. 22, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to a possible cruelty to a juvenile.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School crowned homecoming king and queen prior to Friday night’s football game. Seniors Tommy Holland and Lani Daniels were the students chosen as this year’s royalty.

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Orlando’s Gatorland®, known as the alligator capital of the world, is now fully operational and recovered from the effects of Hurricane Irma, and focused on helping other parks still recovering from three major hurricanes.

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