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Man from Utah arrested in Mexico in connection with car theft by a couple found dead in Texas



A man from Utah was arrested in Mexico in connection with the theft of a vehicle owned by a New Hampshire couple buried on a beach in South Texas.

Adam Curtis Williams, 33, was arrested in Mexico. The Mexican state of Jalisco was charged with theft. Richard Kirkpatrick, sheriff of Kleberg County, told KIII-TV in Corpus Christi the Texas-Mexico border on the stolen pickup of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found last week in a shallow grave on a Texas beach. Williams was arrested in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the authorities said on Wednesday. (Bureau of the Sheriff of Kleberg County) “/>

Investigators said this photograph showed Anthony Curtis Williams on the Texas-Mexican border stealing a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found in a shallow grave on a Texas beach last week were. Williams was arrested in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the authorities said on Wednesday. (Sheriff office of the district Kleberg)

The authorities believe that Williams and a woman identified as Amanda Noverr (32) may have had contact with James Burler (48) and his 46-year-old wife Michelle. Williams was wanted for stealing the couple's pickup and RV.

The authorities released a surveillance photo of Williams and Noverr crossing the border into Mexico in a Burlers car.

"We think these individuals may have gotten away from Mexico," Kirkpatrick said Tuesday.

The investigators did not say how Burlers were killed. The couple from Rumney, NH, lived in the camper as they traveled through the USA.

  This poster, published by the Sheriff's Office of Kleberg County in Kingsville, Texas, shows James and Michelle Butler from Rumney, NH, who were found dead in Texas last week. (Sherbert's Office in Kleberg County via AP)

This poster, published by the sheriff's office in Kingsville, Texas, shows James and Michelle Butler of Rumney, N.H., who were found dead last week in Texas. (Office of the sheriff of the district of Kleberg via AP)

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They were last seen on October 15 and reported missing eight days later after missing a scheduled call with family members.

The Butlers were found last week on Padre Island near Corpus Christi.

James Butler's sister Debbie Van Loon told a news channel in Manchester, New Hampshire, "We are glad to hear that the arrest has taken place and wait for the next steps."

The Associated Press has contributed to this report.


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