Wednesday Update: New photos released in Texas RVers murder

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UPDATED NOV. 6 AT 12 PM
Suspect arrested by Mexican police in Jalisco, Mexico, on November 6. Read more.

UPDATED NOV. 6 AT 10 AM, Pacific time


By Russ and Tiña De Maris
A grainy photo of a man and a woman in a pickup truck has been released by Kleberg County, Texas, Sheriff’s officials in connection with the murder of a fulltime RVing couple. As we reported last weekend, James and Michelle Butler were found murdered and buried in a shallow grave on Padre Island’s Padre Balli County Park. Their travel trailer and pickup had been parked at the site earlier, and was last seen crossing into Mexico at a U.S./Mexico border crossing.

Wednesday Update: New photos released in Texas RVers murderPolice say the people in the photograph are persons of interest. “At this point we just don’t have enough evidence to show that they are even our suspects in the murder,” Kleberg County District Attorney John Hubert said at a news conference on Monday. “At this point they’re just people we want to identify and talk to.”

UPDATE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
An additional photo has been issued for a “person of interest” in the crime, Adam Curtis Williams (see below). The woman in the passenger seat above, Amanda Noverr, appears to have a tattoo on her left arm. It is unknown if people were in the back seat of the vehicle.

Wednesday Update: New photos released in Texas RVers murder
Wanted: Adam Curtis Williams, born Feb. 19, 1986

CLICK HERE TO SEE WANTED POSTER

Williams is described as having large piercing holes in his ear, possibly with gauges. (Ear stretching – or gauging – is the process people use to get piercings that are thicker than the standard ear piercings. They vary in width, but they can be anywhere from the thickness of a chopstick to that of a finger – or even far bigger in some cases.)

Wednesday Update: New photos released in Texas RVers murderThe Butlers’ missing vehicles are a silver 2018 Chevrolet 2500 four-door pickup with New Hampshire license tags, and a white, Cedar Creek travel trailer.

If you have any information that might assist in the investigation, call the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office at 361-595-8500, ext. 1238 or email jgarza2@klebergcoso.org.

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BruceinAZ

So if the authorities really want help in identifying the people in this photo why don’t they release the digitally enhanced version of it that would not only allow you to be able to count the hairs on the guy’s head but be able to see the smallest details on the woman’s tattoos?

Sharon B

One day, hopefully soon, there will be trackers placed in all vehicles so a signal can be detected and located via satellite. Older vehicles will need to add one.
This day and age is not the safest. Being armed is definitely a hot subject. I wish no one had guns, but when boon docking my opinion does change.
Just a horrible thing to happen to this couple.
Now I wake up to hear that 9 innocent women and children were killed in Mexico. This is hard to digest.

Denise

The photos were taken while crossing over into Mexico. I just hope that they got the red light and had to be inspected in Mexico and they have more information for us. It is not coomon occurrence to have American R.V.’s going into Mexico. At least not at these crossings. Passports are not required to enter Mexico. You just can’t go pass a distance of 25 miles without one, but you do need it to get back into the U.S.

For R.V.’s (Winter Texans) wanting to vist the area, Corpus Christi or the Rio Grande Valley, please don’t let this deter you from visiting. Yes there is some crime here but not nearly as much as large cities. The people here illegally has one focus and that is to get to where they want to be. For most crossing over without the permission of the U.S. is the only illegal act they have done. How do I know so much, I live here.

Now for a little geology lesson. South Padre is South Padre because of the Mansfield’s cut. It’s was cut to give access to boats to the Gulf.

Jeff

The only problem with TorchSilke’s comment is that the CRIME was committed on Padre Island, near Corpus Christi, TX, NOT South Padre Island, which is about 200 miles further south near Brownsville, TX.

Padre Island and South Padre Island are 2 different locations and are often confused. Since we have been to South Padre Island a number of times, you will be quickly educated by the locals that they are 2 different places!

TorchSilke

On the earlier story, people automatically went to illegals. Me? NO!
I suggested the couple may have been out at eateries, a bar, befriended by a resident of South Padre Island or someone nearby from, say McAllen as both Rd 4 and 100 go from SPI to McAllen. Suggested police track down any & all surveillance images. Boy! Did they get one! I’m going with one of our own fellow Americans.