Body found in dumpster at Austin Middle School in Galveston

The Galveston Police Department confirms that a body was found in a dumpster at Austin Middle School.

Officers responded to the school in the 1500 block of Avenue N ½ just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday. That's where investigators said they found Jarrett Bennett, 28, dead inside a dumpster. 

Authorities currently investigating the body found in a dumpster at Austin Middle School.


Police say Bennett's cause of death remains under investigation, but believe the injuries he suffered are self-inflicted, as of this writing.

The Galveston Police Department asking for any information in regards to the death.

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Galveston PD’s non-emergency line at (409) 765-3702. You can also anonymously report information by calling Galveston Crimes Stoppers at (409) 765-8477.