A combined total up to $115,000 has been offered for information leading to an arrest in connection with three bomb packages that have recently claimed lives in South Texas.
The rewards are being offered by Austin Police Department, San Antonio FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Houston Division) total $100,000. An additional $15,000 is being offered by Texas Crime Stoppers.
The FBI has reported more than 500 law enforcement personnel are actively involved in the investigation.
Homicide detectives, bomb technicians, forensic mappers, chemists, intelligence and forensic analysts, K9 explosive and accelerant detection teams, evidence recovery teams, the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, and the ATF’s National Response Team are all collaborating to identify those responsible.
The investigation is focusing on three package bomb explosions which killed two and injured two victims. Authorities believe the three incidents are related.
On Friday, March 2 at approximately 6:55 a.m., 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House was killed after he handled a box left on his front porch at his residence in the 1100 block of Haverford Drive.
On Monday, March 12, at approximately 6:44 a.m., 17-year-old Draylen William Mason was killed and his 41-year-old mother was critically injured after she opened a package left on the front porch of her residence at the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive, Austin, Texas.
Later that Monday morning, at approximately 11:50 a.m., a 75-year-old Hispanic female was critically injured when she handled a package left near her home in the 6700 block of Galindo Street, in the Montopolis Neighborhood, Austin, Texas.
Authorities are seeking any information regarding person(s) responsible for the deaths and injuries. Anyone with information is urged to contact the TIPS Hotline 512-472-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-893-8477. Tips can also be submitted online via APD’s free mobile app, available on iPhone and Android. Individuals who provide information may remain anonymous.