Investigation continuing after man found deceased outside Beaumont business

BEAUMONT, Calif., — Authorities today are continuing to investigate the death of a man whose lifeless body was discovered outside a Beaumont business Thursday morning, January 6.


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City of Beaumont police and fire personnel responded to a business in the 800 block of 6th Street around 8:45 a.m. after receiving the report of a subject who was found unresponsive in front of the location.

When officials arrived, they determined the male subject was deceased and had been deceased for several hours.

“The exact cause of death is still under investigation, however evidence found at the scene indicates drug use may have played a role. Additionally, the subject had previous law enforcement contacts for drug-related offenses,” Beaumont PD later said of their ongoing investigation.

The man’s name has not yet been released, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Beaumont Police Detective Sergeant Macias at (951) 769-8500. Information can also be reported anonymously at

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.


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