Beaumont, CA - On June 14, 2021, at approximately 1:58 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department was contacted by construction workers in the Olivewood Community in regard to a body in the area of Potrero Blvd. Upon arrival officers located a deceased male. It appeared the male had committed suicide by hanging himself and had been in the location for several hours before being discovered. The investigation led officers to determine the decedent was the same subject who had been found in the same area several weeks prior and had been rescued by officers after he had attempted suicide at that time. During the first incident officers had intervened and were able to place the subject in the care of mental health workers to be connected with services to assist him. At this time the name of the decedent is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.
This type of event is a tragedy for the family, as well as our community. While suicide is often a complicated and sensitive topic, it is possible to prevent it. If you or someone you know has considered suicide help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides crisis counselors 24/7 both through 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or via their Crisis Text Line (Text Hello to 741741). These services are free and confidential. Additional resources can be found at the National Institute of Mental Health’s website at nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention. We ask our community to look for the signs and symptoms of suicide and don’t be afraid to seek help. If you or a friend/family member are experiencing suicidal thoughts and need immediate assistance, you can contact the Beaumont Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 or our non-emergency business line at 951-769-8500.