TEXSAR group using K9’s in case of missing Schertz man, now murder investigation

The group which is a non-profit stated they’ve helped in a number of searches in this case.

SAN ANTONIO — From missing to a murder case. A 22-year-old man hasn’t been seen since March and foul play is now being suspected. 

Investigators and the sufferer’s mom pleaded with the general public to assist discover Jacob Dubois. His child-hood good friend is in jail, going through fees, related to the case.  

Meanwhile, TEXSAR or Texas Search and Rescue helps Schertz Police. The group which is a non-profit stated they’ve helped in a number of searches in this case. The staff is made up of volunteers. They additionally assist in pure disasters. They do specialize in missing particular person instances.   

Jacob’s mom gave an emotional assertion in a information convention Tuesday. 

“We are in need of help from our community,” she stated. When our son disappeared, we might hope that he would come house. Our hope was shattered when the proof was discovered that will level to the likelihood that our son is now not with us.”

A path of proof that turned a missing particular person’s case right into a murder investigation. In March, police stated Dubois met together with his good friend Ethan Beckman, however by no means returned house.

Police stated Beckman saved giving conflicting tales about the place he dropped off his good friend. 

Investigators stated they later discovered blood in Beckman’s automobile together with objects that may very well be used to dispose of a physique.  Beckman was arrested for Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence. And police say he is not speaking anymore. 

Shawn Hohnstreiter, with TEXSAR, stated they have been referred to as by Schertz Police to assist in the case.

“Stories change, and details change,” he stated. “And leaves a lot of speculation. Work with mapping stuff to create areas able to assist whether that’s ground searches or K9 or water assets.”

He stated they used their specialised K9’s in this case.

“The dogs are trained in locating humans remains whether that is recent or old cold cases,” he stated.

He stated the completely different searches take quite a bit of background work and planning. 

“A lot of is eliminating areas that an individual is not,” he stated.

This staff, together with investigators and the Dubois household, hopes this newest push will encourage somebody to talk up.

“It could be what turns the table and one little puzzle piece that unravels everything,” he stated.

The Schertz detective on this case informed KENS 5 there aren’t any different searches deliberate. But, that would change with any new info that comes in to police.

Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers could pay as much as $5,000.00 for info that results in the felony arrest of the particular person(s) chargeable for any crimes towards Jacob Dubois.

Anyone who has info relating to this investigation and needs to stay nameless, please contact Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-TIPS (8477). You can even submit a tip online or use the P3 Tips App. All info obtained via Crime Stoppers will stay nameless.


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