Arrest warrant issued for Logan man in connection with Texas killings

Adam Curtis Williams. Photo Courtesy: Kleberg County Sheriff's Office
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KLEBERG COUNTY, Texas, Nov. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Authorities in Kleberg County, Texas have issued an arrest warrant for a Logan man wanted in connection with the deaths of a New Hampshire couple that was found buried on a beach Padre Island, near Corpus Christi.

Adam Curtis Williams, 33, is wanted for felony theft, the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office said during a Tuesday press conference. He is one of the two people allegedly spotted on surveillance footage crossing into Mexico in the RV and truck belonging to James Butler, 48, and Michelle Butler, 46, who were found dead and buried in a shallow grave on the south Texas beach.

“This person is considered armed and dangerous,” Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick said at the press conference.

The second person in the vehicle has been identified as Amanda Noverr and she is being called a person of interest.

The two were thought to have entered Mexico sometime between Oct. 20 and 21, according to Kirkpatrick. A still image of them crossing the border, seen above, was released by the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office.

Williams also has outstanding warrants in Utah and in addition, was recently released from federal prison.

The Butlers vanished Oct. 15 while camping on Padre Island. They were reported missing on Oct. 23 after friends and family lost contact with them. Their bodies were found in a shallow grave on Oct. 27.

The sheriff’s office said Tuesday the Butlers’ deaths are being investigated as homicides. A deputy found Michelle Butler’s body buried on Padre Island; James Butler was buried directly underneath her. Kirkpatrick said Tuesday that investigators are withholding their exact manner of death for now.

James Butler’s sister Deborah Van Loon told CBS Boston that she does not recognize Williams.

Kirkpatrick said that Mexican authorities are being cooperative in helping them track down Williams and Noverr.

In addition to ear gauges and tattoos, Williams also has scars above and below his left eye and moles near his left eye and cheek, officials said.

Anyone with information about Williams and Noverr is urged to call the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office at 361-595-8500 ext. 1238 or email [email protected] The case number is 19-004427.


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