Found Deceased TX - James, 48 & Michelle Butler, 46, driving RV From TX to FL, 14 Oct 2019 -#2

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    RUMNEY, N.H. — A couple from Rumney who were last seen in Texas are missing, relatives said.

    Family members said James and Michelle Butler are full-time recreational vehicle travelers. A sheriff's department in Texas said the two were last seen around noon Oct. 14 at a park in Corpus Christi.

    Relatives said the Butlers checked in with them almost daily since leaving New Hampshire until last week. It's believed they were heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    The two were driving a silver Chevrolet pickup truck with New Hampshire license plate 373-8968. The truck was pulling an RV.

    Rumney couple on RV trip reported missing

    Family and friends desperately searching for missing couple

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    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Media Timeline
    James & Michelle Butler


    Oct 25, 2019

    Rumney couple on RV trip reported missing

    Missing New Hampshire couple last seen at Padre Balli Park

    Family and friends desperately searching for missing couple

    Authorities put out missing alert for married couple

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    Oct 28, 2019

    Second body found as authorities search the 'Bowl' south of Bob Hall Pier

    Kleberg deputies find possible body near Padre Balli Park

    2 bodies found in Texas amid search for missing Rumney couple

    Law enforcement investigating 2 bodies found in 'shallow grave' on Padre Island beach

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    Oct 29, 2019

    New Hampshire family of missing couple waits for answers

    Sheriff's Office: 2 Bodies Discovered Buried At Texas Beach

    Two bodies are found in hunt for missing New Hampshire couple who were last seen on Texas beach | Daily Mail Online

    Family fears bodies found buried in Texas dune are missing NH couple

    Family members remain hopeful missing couple still alive

    Family fears bodies found buried in Texas dune are missing NH couple

    Bodies in Texas may be NH couple

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    Oct 30, 2019

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

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    Oct 31, 2019

    Two bodies found mysteriously buried together at beach. Family fears missing couple may be the victims [Reports]

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    Nov 1, 2019

    Remains found at local beach belong to missing couple

    Bodies found on Texas beach identified as New Hampshire couple

    Prayer vigil planned at beach for murdered couple

    Missing NH Couple Confirmed Dead In Texas, Police Look For Killer

    Remains found at Texas beach identified as missing couple

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    Nov 2, 2019

    Remains of New Hampshire couple found buried on Texas beach sparks homicide investigation

    Missing NH Couple Confirmed Dead in TX; Deaths Ruled Homicides

    New Hampshire couple who went missing while camping found buried on a Texas beach

    2 bodies found at Texas beach are New Hampshire couple :: WRAL.com

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    Nov 3, 2019

    Vigil held for couple from Rumney found dead in Texas

    Officials look for man seen driving vehicle belonging to NH couple killed in Texas

    Remains Of US Veteran James Butler & Wife Michelle Found

    Vigil planned for couple found dead at Texas beach

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    Nov 4, 2019

    Bodies buried on Texas beach belong to missing New Hampshire couple, police say

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/11/02/bodies-buried-texas-beach-belong-missing-new-hampshire-couple-police-say/

    Surveillance video offers clue after New Hampshire couple found dead on Texas beach

    Missing campers James and Michelle Butler found dead

    Photo Released Showing Persons Of Interest In NH Couple's Murder In Texas

    New Hampshire Couple’s Adventure Ends in Mysterious Death in Texas

    James, Michelle Butler: NH couple dead, persons of interest identified

    Vigil held for couple found murdered in Texas

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    Nov 5, 2019

    Man sought for theft after allegedly fleeing to Mexico with slain couple's RV

    Man Wanted In Connection With Killing Of NH Couple James And Michelle Butler

    Man with Utah ties suspected in murders of couple found in shallow grave in Texas

    2 Sought After NH Couple Found Dead in Texas

    James & Michelle Butler: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    Rumney couple slain in Texas had been living an unconventional dream

    Amanda Noverr: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    Arrest warrant issued in connection with New Hampshire couple found dead in Texas

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    Nov 6, 2019

    ‘Armed And Dangerous’ Man Wanted In Connection With Killing Of Couple Found Buried On Texas Beach

    Man wanted in connection with New Hampshire couple's deaths arrives in Kleberg County Jail

    Man Arrested In Connection With Killing Of NH Couple James And Michelle Butler, Family Says

    Texas authorities to speak Thursday about slayings of New Hampshire couple

    Butler family confirms arrest of Adam Curtis Williams

    Utah couple captured in Mexico; locals who knew them speak out

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    Nov. 7, 2019

    Texas authorities to speak Thursday about slayings of New Hampshire couple

    Adam Williams, tied to James Butler, Michelle Butler deaths, caught

    Williams in Kleberg Co. Jail, bond set for $1M

    Person of interest in deaths of Rumney couple taken to Texas jail

    Couple accused of stealing James & Michelle Butler's vehicle both charged with felony theft

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    Nov. 8, 2019

    Suspects Linked To Killing Of James And Michelle Butler Appear In Court

    Couple facing charges in connection with the James & Michelle Butler homicide investigation make court appearances

    Texas judge appoints attorneys for pair in connection to case of slain NH couple

    Williams, Noverr appear in court for first time

    Sister of NH man killed with spouse in Texas mourns the loss of couple

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    Nov. 9, 2019

    Friends of slain couple remember a much loved 'comedy team'


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    TX - James & Michelle Butler, Padre Island, 14 Oct 2019, Media, Maps and Timelines *NO DISCUSSION*
     
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  4. truetexan

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    Trying to recall if it was ever determined if AN and ACW had married or not....I know she used his last name on several things. There is also a AW with a warrant in Utah. Just curious because if they did marry wouldn't that prevent her from being forced to testify against ACW ? Just curious ....
    Warrants for John W Doe - Utah Statewide Warrants Search
     
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    Texas added new charges: aggravated sexual assault (3 counts), aggravated assault against public servant, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, interference with public duties, + public intoxication.

    I highly doubt these are Utah’s charges being added to Texas because states do not prosecute other state’s crimes. In Utah, he has 2 different cases he failed to show up for including: assaults, object rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual assault, etc. Utah would prosecute its own crimes.

    Given these new charges, was he drunk in Mexico and ended up being still drunk in TX, assaulting a cop with a weapon in Mexico (public servant), resisting arrest, hitting the worker (peace officer) while being booked? AND, where are these 3 aggravated sexual assault counts coming from??? If Amanda, that would mean she talked + flipped. If not Amanda, then this murder was not a peaceful one and it could get real ugly once the new complaint is filed explaining why he’s being charged with these new counts! This could get worse.
     
  6. ohiobuckeyegirl

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    My first thought was he sexually assaulted one or both of the Butlers :(
     
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    I thought they were just shot; I never imagined this scenario even knowing about his Utah charges. Maybe because he was with his GF + her kid. Charges make sense if they were both assaulted. How would they figure this sexual assault so soon with decomposed bodies? This case is too much...I hope it’s just they were shot in head, anything more is reaching Ted Bundy gruesome level.
     
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    Charges are from Utah however the theft charge is from Texas for the truck and RV. These have all been stated.
     
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    BTW... welcome aboard pet33!
     
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    I wouldn't put anything past this guy. He has proven what he is capable of. I truly hope it's not the case as we all do.
     
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    For some stupid reason I picture this guy making it to Mexico thinking all is good. We are free, then getting all liquored up on cheap tequila :D
     
  12. otto

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    That seems likely - that he assumed Mexico was the wild west where police are corrupt and incompetent, and that he could continue a life of crime without interference. He probably also assumed that he could not be extradited to Texas because of capital murder law. He's a stupid man who thought he had all his ducks in a row without realizing that he's missing half of the ducks.
     
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    Yes and he may be big and bad but Mexico has bigger and badder. Is badder a word LOL well it is now.
     
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    @truetexan and @zecats ,
    Since I see that both of you have been following this case on the North Padre Island Facebook page, I have a question and thoughts. Do you recall the search for the Toyota Tacoma? I recall that the RV blogger with the drone had captured it close to the Butler RV. It seemed that ACW had been using the Tacoma. With so much attention put to it, I wonder if it was ever found.
     
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    I'm still confused about the trucks, if plates were changed, who drove what to where and when.

    As long as LE has all of the details my confusion doesn't really matter. 'Just hope LE has/develops everything they need for prosecution.
     
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    The Butlers' vehicles had the Butlers' New Hampshire plates on them when they crossed the border on October 21.

    The suspects registered their vehicles at the Padre Park Campground on October 13. On Oct 17, 18 and 19, their vehicles were reported as abandoned at the Bingo Hall.

    The victims left the RV Park on Oct 15 and moved to the beach. They planned to stay there for a week or two. Last communication from them was Oct 16.

    It looks like the suspects murdered the victims on Oct 16/17. One of the suspects drove their vehicles to the Bingo Hall, and the other suspect drove the victims' truck to the Bingo Hall. The suspects' vehicles were abandoned, and they returned to the beach in the victims' truck.

    On Oct 19 the suspects left the beach driving the victim's truck and camper.

    On Oct 21 they crossed the border driving the victims' vehicles that had the victims' license plates.
     
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  17. truetexan

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    This has been a question of mine for awhile.... where is the Tacoma? Who did it belong to? Why was it mentioned and along with two men being seen trying to hook up to the RV. I realize it is pure speculation however so much of what what seen by locals and RV blogger has actually been proven to be accurate so this is still something I'm keeping on the list of things to watch for in the future. Might never know ....
     
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    The POI couple left their truck 1999 Chevy Silverado and RV at the bingo parking lot leaving their own Utah plates on them. Then drove the Butler truck 2018 Chevy Silverado and RV with NH plates across the border. Hope that helps
     
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    It seems they just flat out didn't care about the huge trail of clues they left behind. Maybe he never intended to go out alive.
     
  20. fred&edna

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    It's just me... Something in reviewing arrest warrant caused me confusion.
     

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