An arrest warrant is out for a man in connection with a murdered New Hampshire couple found buried at a Texas beach after he was allegedly spotted driving their vehicle along with a female companion.
Adam Curtis Williams, 33, is wanted for felony theft, the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office said during a Tuesday press conference. He is one of the two people spotted on surveillance footage crossing into Mexico in the RV and truck belonging to James Butler, 48, and Michelle Butler, 46, who were found dead and buried in a shallow grave on Padre Island, near Corpus Christi.
“This person is considered armed and dangerous,” Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick said, adding that investigators believe he was operating the slain couple’s RV and truck.
The second person in the vehicle has been identified as Amanda Noverr and she is being called a person of interest.
Williams and Noverr are from the Utah area, according to Kirkpatrick. Williams was born in 1986 and Noverr in 1987. James’ sister Deborah Van Loon told CBS Boston that she does not recognize Williams.
Kirkpatrick said that Mexican authorities are being cooperative in helping them track down Williams and Noverr.
The Butlers' deaths are being investigated as homicides. A deputy found Michelle's body buried on Padre Island; James was buried directly underneath her. Kirkpatrick said Tuesday that investigators are withholding their exact manner of death for now.
The Butlers were last heard from on Oct 16. The couple had been driving around the country working odd jobs here and there, and posting photos of their travels to their family's delight. Saturday would have been James’ 49th birthday, KZTV in Corpus Christi reports. Their vehicles were spotted driving over the U.S.-Mexico border between October 20 and 21, allegedly with Williams at the wheel.
A vigil for the couple was held in their home state of New Hampshire on Sunday night, CBS Boston reports.
In addition to thick ear gauges and noticeable tattoos, Williams also has scars above and below his left eye and moles near his left eye and cheek.
Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's office at 361-595-8500 ext. 1238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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