Conroe PD suspects “foul play” in Cavil’s death


The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Conroe, July 26 – On July 26, 2021, at approximately 9:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to a welfare check in the 600 block of South 10th Street.  A passerby reported finding a lifeless male in the ditch just off of the roadway.

Upon the officer’s arrival, the deceased was found to be a black male in his late 50’s.  Based on a preliminary investigation, foul play is suspected in the death.

The deceased has been identified as Diedrik Ivan Cavil, born May 31, 1962, of Conroe, Texas.  Next of Kin has been notified.

The Conroe Police Department is asking the public for assistance with this case.  If you have any information in regards to this investigation, contact Detective Bret Irvine at 936-522-3257 or by email at

Lieutenant James Kelemen of the Criminal Investigations Division said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased at this most difficult time.”



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