“19-Year-Old DNA and New Technology: The Jennifer Schuett Case”

Galveston College presents “19-Year-Old DNA and New Technology: The Jennifer Schuett Case” on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.




Galveston College will offer the public a front-row seat at its first lecture of the 2021-2022 academic year as Nassau Bay Police Chief Tim Cromie takes the mic to present “19-Year-Old DNA and New Technology: The Jennifer Schuett Case” on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. via Zoom videoconference.

Jennifer Schuett was just eight years old when she was abducted through her bedroom window by an unknown man, strangled, slashed and left for dead in a field off a gravel road in Dickinson, Texas. Miraculously, she survived.

In this presentation, Chief Cromie will discuss how DNA and determination eventually helped to capture a suspect after 19 years.

Chief Cromie is a 36-year veteran of law enforcement, starting his law enforcement career in 1985. He joined the Nassau Bay Police Department as chief of police in 2018. He previously worked for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Hitchcock Police Department, Santa Fe Police Department and Dickinson Police Department.

“It has been my honor to know Chief Cromie for the better part of 20 years. He’s a fantastic asset to the law enforcement community and a great presenter,” said Crystal Robinson, director of the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy. “The presentation of the Jennifer Schuett case offers a view into the advancing new world of DNA analysis technology and how it is utilized to bring life to old cases that would likely otherwise go unsolved. DNA, combined with the dogged determination of cold-case investigators, gives many families hope for closure in decades-old cases, and I’m thrilled to have Chief Cromie share his experience with everyone.”

The event is finished.


Nov 03 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm