Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the deaths of a New Hampshire couple who were discovered buried in a shallow grave on a Texas beach.
Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick said Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for Adam Curtis Williams, 33, on suspicion of felony theft. Williams is the same man in a photo released by authorities on Monday. No arrest warrant was issued for the woman seen in the photo, who was identified as Amanda Noverr. Williams and Noverr are from the Utah area, but their relationship is unknown at this time.
"This person is considered armed and dangerous," Kirkpatrick told reporters at a press conference Tuesday evening. However, Kirkpatrick would not say whether William and Noverr were involved in the New Hampshire couple's deaths.
Kirkpatrick said they believe that they currently believe the suspects may have fled to Mexico. Law enforcement officials are working with Mexico authorities to try and locate the two individuals. Neither individual were known to officials.
The bodies of James and Michelle Butler, a couple from New Hampshire, were discovered buried in a shallow grave on a Texas beach on Oct. 27. Their 2018 Chevrolet 2500 four-door pickup last seen crossing the border into Mexico.
James Butler, a Navy veteran and self-described full-time RVer, was 48. His wife Michelle Butler was 46. The couple had been traveling around the country and had stopped in Texas while on their way to Florida. Relatives filed a missing persons report on them on Oct. 23 after they hadn't heard from them. The couple's cause of death has not been released. They had five grown children together.
Photo: Kleberg County Sheriff's Office