Suspect indicted for the murder of Jacob Dubois

Authorities said Dubois was last seen alive with Ethan Beckman in March of 2021. Beckman now faces charges of murder and tampering with evidence.

SCHERTZ, Texas — A man has been indicted for the murder of Jacob Dubois, who was missing for over a year before his remains were found in Comal County.

22-year-old Ethan Beckman was initially charged with Tampering with Evidence, but authorities now say the Guadalupe County Grand Jury returned a true bill indictment against him for Murder as well. He is in the Guadalupe County Jail on a $1,250,000 bond.

Authorities said that in March 7, 2021, Dubois was last seen and known to be with Ethan Beckman. After Dubois went missing, officials interviewed Beckman and searched his vehicle. He was charged with Tampering with Evidence and remains in jail on an $850,000 bond.

Human remains that were found in Comal County in September of 2022 were identified as those of Jacob Dubois, according to the Schertz Police Department. 

SPD was notified that remains had been found and recovered in the jurisdiction on Sept. 14, officials said in a Facebook post then. It wasn’t immediately clear what evidence had been uncovered to indict Beckman for the murder.

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Please see the attached press release regarding an update to our missing person case from 2021.

Posted by Schertz Police Department on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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