CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Authorities issued a warrant for a man in connection with the killings of a New Hampshire couple found buried at a beach.
Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick said a warrant was issued for Adam Williams, 33, on suspicion of felony theft. Williams is in a photo released by authorities Monday, Kirkpatrick said.
Authorities said they had evidence a theft occurred.
“This person is considered armed and dangerous,” Kirkpatrick said.
James and Michelle Butler were found buried in a shallow grave Oct. 27 on North Padre Island in Texas. They were last seen Oct. 15 at Padre Balli County Park with their RV and truck.
Monday, Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office officials and District Attorney John Hubert released a photo of persons of interest – a man and a woman. The photo shows a man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. He has gauges in his ears and tattoos.
A woman in the passenger seat appears to have a tattoo on her left arm. She was identified as Amanda Noverr. No warrant was issued for her Tuesday.
Surveillance provided to authorities shows a dog may have been with them, Kirkpatrick said.
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Hubert said information about the pair came in after a news conference Monday morning. Noverr and Williams’ relationship to one another is unknown.
Williams has a mole above his left eye and one on his left cheek and has tattoos on his neck, Hubert said.
Williams and Noverr, who are from the Utah area, may be in Mexico, Kirkpatrick said. Law enforcement officers worked with officials in Mexico to find the two.
“We don’t have any reason to believe they’re still in the area,” Kirkpatrick said. “We don’t know why they were here.”
Kirkpatrick would not say whether Williams and Noverr were involved in the Butlers’ deaths.
Authorities would not comment on the pair’s criminal history. Criminal records show Williams has been arrested in Utah.
The Butlers’ cause of death was not released by authorities.
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