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Vigil planned for couple found dead at Texas beach

November 3, 2019
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, several state agencies conduct an investigation on a Padre Island, Texas beach in Kleberg County after human remains were found. Investigators say two bodies found buried at the South Texas beach have been identified as a missing New Hampshire couple. The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, Nov. 1, that the deaths of 48-year-old James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler are being investigated as homicides. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, several state agencies conduct an investigation on a Padre Island, Texas beach in Kleberg County after human remains were found. Investigators say two bodies found buried at the South Texas beach have been identified as a missing New Hampshire couple. The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, Nov. 1, that the deaths of 48-year-old James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler are being investigated as homicides. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP, File)

RUMNEY, N.H. (AP) — A vigil is planned in the hometown of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found buried in at a South Texas beach.

Authorities say the deaths of 48-year-oild James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler are being investigated as homicides.

WMUR-TV reports that their family planned to hold a vigil on the Rumney Town Common at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The sheriff’s office had announced last week that the Butlers were reported missing, along with their truck and RV. Relatives said the pair had been traveling the country in a recreational vehicle since June 2018 and was last heard from on Oct. 16.

A vigil was held Saturday night at the site of where their bodies were found on Padre Island, Texas.