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TX JAMES & MICHELLE BUTLER: Missing from Corpus Christi, TX - 16 October 2019 - *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by Imamazed, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Kleberg County Officials searching for missing couple

    A missing persons report was filed this week for a married couple in Kleberg County.

    According to the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office, the report was for James L. Butler and Michelle Butler who were last seen at about noon on Oct. 14 at Padre Balli Park.

    According to Deputy D. Farias, friends of the couple said that the Butlers were headed to Florida for a part-time job.

    Family and friends who had daily contact with the couple became concerned when they lost contact after Oct. 14.

    They are said to be traveling in a 2018 Silver Chevrolet 2500 four-door pickup with New Hampshire license plate 3738968 pulling a white Cedar Creek RV with New Hampshire license plate number of T533534.

    Any information about the Butlers should be reported to the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office at 361-595-8500.


    The last confirmed location was at Burner Beach in Corpus Christi , via a "check in" post on Facebook.

    The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office stated they might have been seen at the Padre Balli Park in
    Corpus Christi and told family they could camp at the beach for free.

    Media - https://crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?media/james-michelle-butler-were-last-seen-in-corpus-christie-texas-on-october-16-2019.4713/
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  2. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    It looks like this may have a very sad outcome.

    Family Members Fear Bodies Found In Texas Belong To Missing NH Couple

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBS/AP) — Investigators are trying to identify two bodies found buried at a South Texas beach amid the search for a missing New Hampshire couple.

    The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy located a woman’s remains Sunday in a shallow grave on Padre Island, near Corpus Christi. Chief Deputy Jaime Garza says a man’s body was discovered Monday beneath the first body.

    Police discovered two bodies in a shallow grave on a Texas beach. (CBS)

    Authorities suspect foul play. The remains have been transported to a medical examiner.

    Garza says it’s too early to say whether the bodies are connected to the search for 48-year-old James Butler and his wife, 46-year-old Michelle. The New Hampshire couple had been traveling in their RV since June 2019 and was last seen setting up camp on Burner Beach in Corpus Christi on October 14.

    Four days later, authorities tracked their RV crossing the United States-Mexico border, and a description verified it was not James behind the wheel.

    Officials are hesitant to connect the two cases. The family is waiting for the medical examiner to identify the remains.

    (© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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  3. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Four days later, authorities tracked their RV crossing the United States-Mexico border, and a description verified it was not James behind the wheel.


    Why this couple? Is the area they were last camping known to be dangerous?

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  4. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member



    Bodies found in shallow grave on Padre Island are James and Michelle Butler, sheriff says
    A gruesome discovery was made in an area known as the "Bowl" just south of Bob Hall Pier Sunday night.

    Tragic news out of Kleberg County -- The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to 3News the bodies found in a shallow grave on Padre Island are James and Michelle Butler, a couple who had been missing since October 16.

    It was Sunday evening when investigators say they responded to the area between Mile Markers 263 and 264, an opening in the sand dunes commonly known as "the bowl", after a cellphone believed to belong to a missing man and woman pinged in the area. According to a press release from the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office, 48-year-old James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler have not been heard from since Oct. 14.

    Officials declined to definitively identify the badly decomposed bodies as the couple until today.

    The couple's last confirmed location was at the Padre Balli Park around noon earlier in October. The family reported to the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office that the Butlers were likely headed to a part-time job in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They were supposed to get there on Nov. 20, 2019.
  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm really surprised! I just thought they got lost somewhere. I hope and pray LE has leads!
  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, this CAN be a dangerous place if you stray out of the resort type areas. Even then, it can be dangerous. The borders are ruled and threatened by the drug cartels.


    Older article, but even more true today. ...................... fran

    South Padre Island, Texas: Right here in the U.S., South Padre Island is a relatively safe vacation destination, provided you don't stray too far south. ... Gangs are constantly competing for control of narcotics smuggling routes, which can be very dangerous for U.S. tourists traveling just south of South Padre Island.Mar 2, 2011
    Dangers Lurk in Some Spring Break Destinations | Fox News

    https://www.foxnews.com › dangers-lurk-in-some-spring-break-destinations

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  7. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Persons of interest sought in Texas after deaths of man, woman from NH

    Police said the man they are looking to speak with has gauges in his ears. They also said both persons of interest have tattoos.

    Authorities said they believe the man and and woman they are interested in speaking with are likely local to the Corpus Christi area.

    Authorities released a surveillance image of the persons of interest.

    Kleberg County Sheriff's Office
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  8. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Butler family confirms arrest of Adam Curtis Williams

    Members of the family of James and Michelle Butler have confirmed the arrest of Adam Curtis Williams in Jalisco.

    He's the man accused of stealing a truck and trailer belonging to the New Hampshire couple who were found buried in a shallow grave last week on Padre Island.

    Earlier, reports came from Piedras Negras television station Super Channel 12 about the arrest.

    The Kleberg County Sheriff's Department issued an arrest warrant for Williams yesterday.

    He is wanted for felony theft.

    Williams is believed to have fled to Mexico along with Amanda Noverr.

    It's not clear if Noverr was also detained.

    She has not been charged in this case but is considered a person of interest.

    Local law enforcement agencies have not confirmed the arrest of Williams.

  9. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Dangerous fugitive in case of slain couple caught, authorities say

    The persons of interest connected with the murders of a New Hampshire couple in Texas have been captured in Mexico, according to authorities.

    Adam Curtis Williams, 33, who was considered armed and dangerous, and the passenger he was traveling with, Amanda Noverr, were wanted in connection with the deaths of James and Michelle Butler, whose bodies were discovered in a shallow grave on Padre Island in Texas last week.

    A felony theft arrest warrant was issued for Williams on Tuesday, authorities said. The circumstances surrounding their capture is unclear.

    (MORE: Man sought for theft after allegedly fleeing to Mexico with slain couple's RV)
    Police said Williams was the man seen driving the Butlers' RV across a checkpoint in Mexico in surveillance footage from Oct. 21. Noverr is the passenger seen in the footage, authorities said.

    "Thankfully they have two individuals who have been identified. They were chasing a ghost a few days ago, but I know the U.S. Marshals have teamed up with Mexican authorities and they are utilizing all their resources at this point," Lenny DePaul, a former chief inspector with the U.S. Marshals, told ABC News.

    (MORE: Image released of persons of interest possibly connected to deaths of New Hampshire couple found in shallow grave)
    The remains of the Butlers were found on Oct. 28, one day after deputies, following up on a lead, noticed a bra covered in sand sticking out of the side of a dune, Kleberg County Sheriff's Lt. David Mendoza said Monday.

    The New Hampshire couple was on a cross-country RV road trip and were last seen on Oct. 15 as they left the Padre Balli Park, Mendoza said. The next day, Michelle Butler posted to social media that they had "just arrived at their new home for the next couple of weeks" before they were to set out to Florida, Mendoza said.
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  10. Heather Diaz

    Heather Diaz New Member

    This couldnt be further from the truth!! James and Michelle parked their RV on NORTH Padre Island. I have lived on NORTH Padre Island for almost 5 years. NORTH Padre Island is about 3 hours north of SOUTH Padre island. SOUTH Padre Island is known for its wild, dangerous, gangs, and violence. NOT North Padre Island where this heartbreaking situation took place. Visiting "the bowl" where the Butlers were found is almost a weekly thing for me. I would have never imagined anything like this happening on our amazing island. Not to be confused with SOUTH padre island. Thank you
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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    :thankyou: for weighing in! It's always good to have locals coming to us to be eyes on the ground.

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