Hearne police continue investigation, Workman's family mourning

The Texas Observer
POSTED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 3:37pm

HEARNE -- It's been two days since the body of former Hearne city council member Charles Workman was found dead inside his home.

And as the investigation continues, those closest to Workman struggle to accept what happened as they continue searching for the reason why.

Lauren Holman traveled back to Hearne today and spoke with Workman's family who says the community will never be the same again without him.

Wanda Williams started getting worried when she hadn't seen or heard from her brother, Charles Workman, in several days.

"My brother had went to the house, knocking on the door, looking for him and he didn't answer and then my sister went by there and never got an answer."

Even more red flags were raised when family members noticed his car gone and he'd missed several days of work.

"He was very prompt about going to work," said Williams. "He'd leave early just to get there early."

Wanda's worst fears came true Monday when she got a call that her brother was found dead inside his home.

"It still doesn't seem true today because I didn't think he had any enemies."

Police aren't releasing much information about the investigation.

But what we do know is that enough evidence has been found at the scene to believe a crime was committed.

Workman's nephew believes it may have been someone his uncle knew personally.

"I think it was someone he probably helped in the past that did it," said Denorick Thomas.

Those closest to Workman said he was a religious man who would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need, often letting troubled teens live with him.

"He would do without in order to help someone else so I just don't understand," said his sister Wanda.

And while Workman's family continues to search for answers, they find strength in knowing justice will be found.



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