The bodies of the New Hampshire couple that went missing while road tripping were found on a Texas beach this week.

James and Michelle Butler had set off on a cross country RV trip and camped out with their truck and RV trailer on Padre Island, near Corpus Christi, during the week of Oct. 15.

After not hearing from the couple for several days, relatives filed missing peoples reports with the police on October 23.


Search parties and state agencies were then dispatched and on October 27 a deputy located the remains of a woman in a shallow grave. Later, the man’s body was discovered buried under hers.

James Butler, 48, was a U.S Navy veteran and wife Michelle, 46, were frequent RVers.

James’ sister, Deborah Lynn van Loon, said that her brother wanted to travel around the country with his wife and they decided to visit the South Texas coast.

According to Van Loon, law enforcement officers informed her that they acquired footage that shows her brother’s RV crossing into Mexico with someone who wasn’t her brother at the wheel.

The Nuece’s County medical examiner in Corpus Christi, Texas, has ruled the deaths homicides and the investigation is ongoing.

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