AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday afternoon announced the Office of of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or people responsible for a series of package explosions in Austin. Abbott issued the following statement Monday afternoon:
“First and foremost, Cecilia and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims of these atrocious attacks. I want to assure all Texas, and especially those in Austin, that local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working diligently to find those responsible for these heinous crimes.
“As the investigation continues, the State of Texas will provide any resources necessary to ensure the safety of our citizens, and quickly bring those guilty to justice.”
To be eligible for the reward, you must submit tips to Texas Crime Stoppers via one of these methods:
- Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
- Text “DPS” followed by your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
- Submit a tip through the DPS mobile app
- Submit a tip through the website, here
On March 2, 2018, Stephan House was killed at his home on Haverford Drove. Early on the morning of March 12, a 17-year-old male was killed and a woman in her 40s injured in an explosion at a home on Oldfort Hill Drive. Later on the morning of March 12, a 75-year-old woman was injured when a package exploded at a home on Galindo Street.