Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers raise reward for missing man a year after he disappeared

Monday, March 7 marked one year since Schertz resident Jacob Dubois was last seen or heard from by family and friends. Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers’ reward for information leading to an arrest in the case has increased to $10,000 thanks to donations from family and friends, according to a news release from the Schertz Police Department.

Dubois’ parents, Joel and Silvia, celebrated his 23rd birthday without him, according to the statement.

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On March 7, 2021, Dubois told his girlfriend that he was going to meet his friend, Ethan Beckham, but did not return the next morning, according to the statement. His girlfriend called Schertz police and they got in touch with Beckham.

Beckham told police the two men drove to a construction site near Dubois’ home on Homestead Parkway and Somervell, where Beckaham said Dubois told him he was going to walk home, according to the press release.

On March 9, 2021, Dubois was listed as a missing person after not being reached or returned home. On March 10, detectives spoke to Beckham, who told police conflicting stories about the events that occurred the night Dubois was last seen, the statement said.

Beckham’s 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GTI was involved in a collision on March 8. Based on information gathered during the investigation, it is believed that after the collision, Beckham drove his car north on 281 and parked it on Johnson Way, the statement said.

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On March 11, 2021, detectives seized Beckham’s car. Upon initial inspection it appeared that someone had attempted to clean the interior to the point where the floor was soaked with water. Blood foreknowledge was also found on and around the passenger seat during the search, the statement said.

Beckham was arrested on suspicion of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a third degree felony, on March 29, 2021. Detectives believe Dubois is missing due to foul play and have turned the case into an investigation for ongoing murder, according to the statement.

Anyone with information about Dubois’ disappearance can contact Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-TIPS (8477) or

Mark M. Gagnon