UPDATED NOV. 6 AT 12 PM
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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.
Police 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.
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.)
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.