AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the disappearance of Rena Rincones, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced. (A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides website).

Rincones was reported missing to law enforcement in March 1995. According to her father, she was last seen leaving her parents’ residence in Falfurrias (Brooks County) on June 21, 1994, and she was never heard from again. It is believed Rincones was going to a residence in the Premont area in neighboring Jim Wells County. At the time of her disappearance, Rincones was married and had a one-year-old daughter. Law enforcement presumes Rincones is deceased, and her body has not been recovered. Rincones remains missing, and the case remains unsolved despite the efforts of law enforcement authorities. 

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.

Individuals also can submit information through the Texas Ranger cold case website or by contacting us at 1-800-346-3243 (DPS Missing Persons Hotline).