Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details


Charles Bates
Company: F   Reference Number: 163 - Unsolved
Race: White
Sex: Male
City: Balcones Heights
County: Bexar
Related Year: 1983

Details: On May 22, 1983, in the morning hours, an employee arrived at the "PoFolks" Restaurant in Balcones Heights, Texas to find that the manager had been murdered. Charles Bates, 51, had been stabbed to death inside the restaurant. Cash had been taken. Investigators believe that someone known to Bates may have murdered him. No witnesses were found to the crime. Balcones Heights is a suburban city next to San Antonio.

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of the person/persons responsible for this crime. To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous. Tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

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