Austin County Sheriff





Austin County Crime Stoppers


Austin County Crime Stoppers

Anonymous Information Line

Cash Rewards up to $1,000

(979) 865-2949

You will not be identified

Austin County Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for these crimes. Your identity will remain anonymous, no one will ever know your name.

Anyone having information on these crimes should contact Crime Stoppers by dialing 979-865-2949. If the call is long distance, call collect. The phones are manned 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Crime Stoppers needs your information, not your name



Up to $40,000 Dollar Reward

4 Murders in Raccoon Bend

In November of 1996, Retired rancher Will Stepenpohl, 86, his daughter Bernice Schiller, 62, his son-in-law Aldon Schiller, 67, and neighbor Ray Paine, 81, were found shot to death in Stepenpohl's trailer home about 15 miles northeast of Bellville.
The crime, the bloodiest in recent Austin County history, has left the community stunned. The four were found apparently shot to death with a rifle or shotgun as they apparently huddled for safety in a back room.

Anyone with any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for these senseless crimes, is asked to please call the Crime Stoppers number. You will remain anonymous, and will be eligible for the reward, if the information leads to solving the crime.


04 December 2017