James and Michelle Butler

BREAKING: Suspect CAPTURED in Mexico, following grisly Padre Island murders of beloved couple [Report]

A Utah suspect has reportedly been captured in Mexico, following the deaths of a New Hampshire couple found buried at a beach in South Texas.

According to Super 12 News, Mexican authorities captured 33-year-old Adam Curtis Williams on Wednesday, who was wanted on felony theft charges.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office in Texas released a security footage photo Monday morning, in connection with the deaths of 48-year-old James Butler and his wife, 46-year-old Michelle Butler, both of New Hampshire.

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Police found the bodies of both James and Michelle on October 27, buried in a shallow grave at Padre Island beach, between Mile Markers 263 and 264, in an area known as “the bowl.” James was reportedly found buried underneath his wife.

Curtis Adam Williams [Kleberg PD]
During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, police identified Curtis as the driver of the couple’s stolen truck. A female passenger in the truck has been identified as Amanda Noverr. An active warrant was taken out for Williams for felony theft.

The Butler couple’s 2018 Silver Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, which was towing their white Cedar Creek RV, was spotted crossing the Mexico border on October 21. Security footage captured Williams in the driver’s seat and Noverre in the passenger seat.

At this time, Williams has not been charged in connection with the couple’s deaths. Noverr is not wanted on any charges, but investigators consider her a person of interest and want to talk to her.

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

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It’s unclear if Mexican authorities detained Noverre.

KRIS News reports that the victim’s family said Williams was arrested in Jalisco, but Texas authorities have not officially confirmed it.

The story is developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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[Feature Photo: James and Michelle Butler/Handout]