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Persons of interest sought after couple found dead in Texas

Last Updated Nov 4, 2019 at 6:51 pm PST

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)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Authorities say they have identified two people of interest who might have come in contact with a New Hampshire couple found buried at a South Texas beach.

The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that it is looking to interview a man and woman, and it released a surveillance photo of the pair crossing the border into Mexico in a car.

District Attorney John Hubert says while authorities know the two might have had contact with 48-year-old James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler, they have no indication as to their role at this point.

Officials on Friday said the Butlers’ deaths are being investigated as homicides. Their bodies were found last week in a shallow grave on Padre Island, near Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Associated Press