Anonymous Information Line

Austin County Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000.00 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 the above number.  If the call is long distance, call collect.  The phones are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. 

Crime Stoppers needs your information, not your name.
4 murders in raccoon bend
Up to $40,000.00 Reward

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(s) responsible for these senseless crimes, is asked to please call Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous, and be eligible to receive the reward, if the information leads to solving the crime.