A vigil took place on Sunday night in the hometown of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were buried on a beach in South Texas. According to authorities, the deaths of 48-year-old James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler are being investigated as homicides.
"Law enforcement officers are currently investigating and working to identify those who are of interest and a deputy found the remains of a woman in a shallow grave on Padre Island near Corpus Christi on Sunday, the sheriff said Chief Deputy Jaime Garza said a man's body was discovered under the first body on Monday.
The sheriff's office had announced last week that the butlers, along with their truck and RV, had been reported missing The couple had been touring the country in a recreational vehicle since June 201
Investigators said both vehicles were last on a surveillance video They had been crossing the border between the US and Mexico between October 20 and 21. The driver was not James Ode R Michelle, reports Meg Oliver from CBS News.
"It's not very common for us to have a mobile crime scene if the crime was committed according to the trailer," said John Matthews of the Community Safety Initiative.
] They had last worked as gatekeepers for oil rigs in Texas and checked in and out vehicles, Butler's sister Deborah van Loon from Rumney, New Hampshire said Saturday, "We all loved what they did, and they loved it, it to share with us, "said van Loon, who described her brother as" a truly wonderful man ".
He retired from the Navy in 2010 and "loved joking about everything," she said. He returned to Rumney, New Hampshire, after retiring when his mother died of cancer, said van Loon. He then met Michelle and they got married in 2015, she said.
The couple was probably on their way to a part-time job in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and because of his arrival there in November to sell Christmas trees, van Loon said. 19659003] The Butlers had their lorry and camper parked near Beach Market 263 on Padre Island on October 15, the sheriff's office said.