1984 Murder Ronald Lewis Hearn

The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Section is seeking information regarding the 1984 murder of Ronald Lewis HEARN.  At the time of his death Mr. HEARN was a senior at Central High School and was looking forward to graduating and possibly joining the armed forces. 

Through interviews with close friends it is believed that on September 30, 1984, around 9:00 pm, Ronald HEARN and several friends were walking “hanging out” around the Sulfur Draw area along the Concho River near downtown San Angelo.  It is also believed that for some unknown reason Mr. HEARN became separated from his friends and during this time of separation a person or persons physically attacked Mr. HEARN.  At approximately 9:30 pm a friend of Mr. HEARN located his submerged deceased body in the Sulfur Draw.  Bexar County Medical Examiners concluded that Mr. HEARN’S death was the result of fresh water drowning. 

Those responsible for the murder most likely carry around an enormous amount of guilt.  Typically this will change a person’s personality and behavior.  If someone saw a big change in a person who was close to Mr. HEARN, the identity of the person could assist law enforcement in solving the murder. 

How you can help:  If you have any information about this case please contact SAPD Cold Case Detective Jim Coleman at (325) 657-4532 or 277-4503 or email coldcase@sanangelopolice.org.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD 24 Tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips- text TIP SAPD plus your tip to 888777.  You can submit tips online at: http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/. To report your tip through Crime Stoppers call 325-658-HELP.