Open Cases

The Schertz Police Department strives to solve and conclude all criminal acts committed within the incorporated city limits of Schertz. However, there are many cases in which average citizens provide seemingly inconsequential information that proves to be significant.

For information regarding Texas' Most Wanted, please visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website.

Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons who have a "reportable conviction or adjudication" with regards to certain sex offenses to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety. This Chapter also mandates the Texas Department of Public Safety to maintain a computerized central database to store that registered information as public information. You can access that information by visiting the DPS Sex Offender Registry. The information provided will show you the locations of registered sex offenders in a given area.

The following are active cases still being investigated by the Schertz Police Department. If you have information regarding any of the cases, please call the Schertz Police Department at 210-619-1200. Calls can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Unidentified Female Composite SketchUnidentified Female

On April 4, 1987 the body of an unidentified female was found along the side of IH 35 in the area of FM 2252 ( Nacogdoches Road) in Schertz, Comal County, Texas. The remains were that of a white female in her 20s, approximately 5 feet and 4 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds, with brown hair approximately 10 inches in length with brown eyes. The subject was wearing blue jeans and a blue and white short sleeved blouse. The apparent cause of death was give as an overdose on a designer drug (unknown type) from the era of the 1980s.

Anyone having information as to the possible identity of this individual is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Michael Carey with the Schertz Police Department at 210-619-1200.

Murder - Crime Stop 47H-040Murder - Crime Stop 47H-040

On May 22, 2003, at approximately 5:57 p.m., an unidentified male arrived at Rodeo Motors, 11239 IH 10 East, in a compact red four-door vehicle, walked into the office, and shot and killed the business owner, Sammy Pfannsteil. Our investigation has resulted in a composite sketch of the suspect. Crimestop is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible. If you have information please contact Detective Siwecki at the Schertz Police Department, 210-619-1200, or Crimestop at 210-224-7867.

Composite Sketch of Wanted ManWanted

A male was observed as a passenger in a late model, Silver Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis involved in the shooting death of a driver on IH 35 in the City of Schertz.

 On November 24, 1999 at approximately 11:45 a.m., a teal convertible driven by John Adkins of New Braunfels, was traveling south on IH 35 near the rest area in Schertz. The late model silver, Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis, occupied by two Hispanic males, pulled along side of Adkins and opened fire. Adkins was struck by the gunfire and fatally wounded.

Authorities have obtained this composite of the passenger in the suspect vehicle, and any one having information pertaining to this case should contact the Schertz Police Department or Crime Stoppers. Callers may remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers has issued a $1,000 reward and Northeast Independent School District in San Anotonio has issued a $5,000 reward for information that leading to the arrest and Grand Jury Indictment of the person responsible for the death of John Adkins.


  • Schertz Police Department
    Phone: 210-619-1200
  • Crime Stoppers
    Phone: 800-640-8422