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Persons of interest identified in connection with the James & Michelle Butler homicide case

Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 05, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office has identified both persons of interest in connection with the James and Michelle Butler homicide case.

Officials say the man seen in a photo is Adam Curtis Williams, 33, he's now wanted on a felony theft charge and is considered armed and dangerous.

He's described as a white male, average build, he has a scar below his left eye, two moles, one of his left cheek and one above his left eye.

Williams also has numerous tattoos all over his body and gauges in his ears.

The female has been identified as Amanda Noverr, officials say she is still just a person of interest in this case.

Officials are unsure of what their relationship is.

Officials say they are both from the Salt Lake City, Utah area and they are not sure why they were in this area.

When asked about a criminal background, officials did not want to release that information.

Officials say Judge Jack Pulcher of Nueces County signed off on the arrest warrant for Williams.

A bond has been set at $1million.

Officials confirmed to Action 10 News that the two drove through the Eagle Pass port of entry with the Butler's truck and camper, into Piedras Negras on October 21st, which is the date the surveillance picture was taken.

District Attorney John Hubert said the media played an important part after the news conference on Monday, helping law enforcement determine who the persons of interest were.

James and Michelle Butler were from New Hampshire and were staying on the beach in their camper.

They checked out of a recreational facility at Padre Balli Park on October 15, 2019.

Later that afternoon they posted a picture on social media showing them set up near mile marker 263, south of Bob Hall Pier.

Their family last spoke to them on October 16, 2019.

On October 23, 2019 the family reported them missing.

Sadly, just days later James and Michelle Butlerwere found dead and buried in the sand in the same location they were last seen.

On Monday, the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office held a press conference where they released a still shot from surveillance video of two persons of interest, who they have now identified.

Law enforcement also says they are working with Mexican authorities in this case.

The family told Action 10 News they do not plan on coming to Corpus Christi, instead they will have James and Michelle Butler cremated in Texas and have them transported back to Rumney, New Hampshire.

Officials are still withholding the manner of death.

If you have any more information of the whereabouts of Adam Curtis Williams, call Kleberg County Sheriff's Office at 361.595.8500.


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