The Doe Network:
Case File 31DMTX

1 2 Age-Progression
Left and Center: Rawls, circa 1988; Right: Progressed to age 39 (circa 2010)

Samuel Ray Rawls
Missing since February 27, 1988 from San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: April 7, 1971
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'2; 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blonde /auburn hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Rawls' collarbone protrudes on the left side. He has a scar above his navel.
  • Clothing: A black and white pullover jacket; Levi's 501 jeans; and white Kaepa sport shoes. He was also wearing a silver ring with a turquoise stone in the center shaped like a marijuana leaf and a watch with a moon design on the face with a tan cowhide band.
  • AKA: Sam Hain
  • DNA: On file
  • Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
On February 27, 1988, a Saturday, Rawls mowed the lawn and told his mother he was heading out to see some friends that night. According to reports, he took his bicycle. By morning, he was still not home. In the past, Rawls had fallen out of sight for a few days, but always called his mother and took some possessions with him.
He had previously spent three months in a court-ordered detention and rehabilitation facility in Waco, Texas. Rawls was released and returned home to San Antonio in November 1987, spending the next several months trying to get his act together.
Foul play is possible in this case.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Missing Persons' Clearinghouse
San Antonio Police Department

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 89 409925

NCMEC #: NCMC751634

NCIC Number:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Texas Department Of Public Safety

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