Homicide Possible Cause Of Death For Former City Councilman

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Police are looking into murder as a possible cause of death for a former Hearne city councilman.

Charles Workman, 63, was found dead Monday at his home in Hearne.

"He would help anybody. Doesn't matter who. He would help anybody. Anyone would say that,” said Cornelius, Workman’s nephew.

The last time he says he saw Uncle Charles was Monday morning after he received word from a friend that his uncle might be dead. He says he rushed to the former city councilman's home in Hearne.

"My cousin was pulling up, and she tried to get in the house, but the door was locked. I told her to get out of the way, and I kicked the door in,” said Cornelius.

He says he found his uncle dead in the garage, and his car was missing.

Hearne police wouldn't go on camera, but they did say that Workman's 2002 Jaguar was found burned on the side of the road in Brazos County on Sunday. A detective with Hearne police and Texas Rangers have been in Bryan trying to locate some evidence. So far Hearne police say they haven't found anything.

Cornelius says he found his uncle in a pool of blood, and he thinks he was murdered.

"I know someone had to pick him up or put him there. There wasn't a blood trail or any of that,” said Cornelius.

Police say they will find out a definite cause of death once autopsy results come in sometime next week from the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office.

The family says Workman's funeral will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Elam Baptist Church in Hearne.

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