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Missing East Texas veteran found dead in Beaumont

Terrell Martin was first reported missing on July 11.
Credit: Wil Martin

BEAUMONT, Texas — A East Texas veteran who has been missing for more than two weeks was found dead Thursday afternoon in Beaumont.

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According to the Beaumont Police Department, officers responded Forrest Lawn Cemetery where a vehicle had been crashed in the back of the property.

Police say the vehicle was in a wooded area at the bottom of a 20-foot drop. Officers found a man's body in the driver's seat.

Police identified the man as 31-year-old Terrell Martin, who was last seen on July 5. He was officially reported missing on July 11.

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Martin served abroad with the United States Army and suffered from PTSD, according to family.

Police say they are investigating the cause of Martin's death.

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