Bodies of New Hampshire Couple Found in Shallow Grave on South Texas Beach After They Were Reported Missing

The bodies of a missing New Hampshire couple were found buried on a Texas beach where they had gone camping in an RV.

The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office in Texas said Friday that bodies found earlier this week were identified as James and Michelle Butler, NBC Boston reported. The Nueces County medical examiner in Corpus Christi, Texas, has ruled the deaths homicides.

The couple from Rumney, New Hampshire, had set up camp with their truck and RV trailer on Padre Island, near Corpus Christi, during the week of Oct. 15.

Their relatives filed a missing persons report about a week later, on Oct. 23, after not hearing from them, according to NBC Boston.

Several state agencies were searching the area for the missing couple on Sunday, Oct. 27, when a deputy located the woman’s remains in a shallow grave, the sheriff’s office said. The man’s body was later discovered under hers.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Nicole Acevedo