Beaumont, CA - On September 12, 2022, Detectives from the Beaumont Police Department filed murder charges on Rhett Madison Thomas, age 53, of Beaumont. Thomas was charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of his two family members. The victims were a 78 year old male and a 77 year old female. Thomas is booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Sergeant Macias at 951-769-8500. Information can also be reported anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Press Release Issued September 8, 2022
Beaumont, CA - On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at approximately 6:21 pm, the Beaumont Police Department was contacted by a person requesting a welfare check of her family members who reside in the 1500 block of Creekside Lane. The family member reported they had not been able to make contact with anyone in the residence for several days. Officers responded to the residence, but were unsuccessful making contact with anyone in the home. During the welfare check officers saw signs of a possible crime, prompting officers to enter the residence, where they discovered two deceased persons.
Currently, officers have arrested a person of interest on unrelated charges. The identity of the decedents are not being released until notification of next of kin. The case is currently under investigation by the Beaumont Police Department Detective Bureau.