Post by Scumhunter on Feb 27, 2016 18:46:16 GMT -5
Just letting you know I went over to the Justice For Sara Lee Knight page for updates and saw that it says John Walsh has picked up this story. I assume this means he will be profiling Knight on "The Hunt" this summer. Congrats on the added publicity, hopefully this is what finally does Butch in.
Another update (P.S. I'm assuming Knight will actually be aired next season instead)
ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — Harold 'Butch' Knight, accused of killing his wife, has avoided capture for nearly two years making him one of West Michigan's most wanted.
Knight is wanted for the murder of his wife, Sara.
Sara's family is taking new steps to find 'Butch' and find closure, hiring a private investigator to look into the case and hopefully get some answers.
'Butch' made a call to Allegan County Dispatch telling them he strangled his wife and then disappeared.
Just three months shy of the two year anniversary of her death, Sara Knight's family is more frustrated than ever.
"My family is very angry," said Roxanne Harris, Sara's daughter. "They don't understand why they watch the news and all these other murders are solved, but my mom's isn't. There's so much evidence that he did it. He even called it in. Why isn't he caught?"
The family is hopeful a private investigator will find things that police might've missed.
"We were told that a private investigator can look into things more than the police department can," Harris said. "We have a lot of unanswered questions that the police department won't discuss because it's an open investigation."
Harris also revealed the family received a package from 'Butch' just days after Sara's death. In the package was a four-page, front and back, single-spaced letter threatening the family and insisting Sara would be cremated. Also inside the package was around $2,000 to pay for the cremation.
"I ditched my car right after my mom was murdered," Harris said. "I'm armed wherever I go. I always look over my shoulder. We're still terrified."
Harris thinks 'Butch' is either in Maine or Canada and hopes the private investigator can look into different aliases he might be using. Almost two years after her mother's death, Harris says she's tired of living in fear.
"We just need to find him," she said. "I just want him behind bars."
Harris hopes the private investigator can look into her mother's finances to see if there's any trace of Butch in there that the police didn't find.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Butch Knight, contact 269-673-0500.
ALLEGAN, Mich.—This week marks two years since Harold "Butch" Knight called police to say he killed his wife and ran away. And despite some significant roadblocks, local law enforcement isn't giving up their search.
Investigators say Knight killed his wife on January 11th, 2015 and was spotted in Maine two days later on January 13th. That was the last known sighting of now-68-year-old Knight. While Knight seemed to escape without a trace, investigators are still looking for answers wherever it might take them. Some tips have taken them as far as Alaska.
Now they have some new information they want to share with the public about how you can identify Knight if you ever cross his path.
Steve Hetherington, the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force Supervisor, is surprised that in this digital age, Knight has managed to stay under the radar. Investigators haven’t cut a break since they spotted Knight at a Wal-Mart and hotel in Maine. There, they also found his wife's car left behind in a parking lot.
“In the last year we have pretty much followed up leads from coast to coast. From North Carolina to Texas to the West Coast and in between, all the way up to Alaska,” said Hetherington.
No tips they have received are coming to a big break in the case yet.
"Knight looks like everyone’s 68-year-old grandfather or father, so it’s a little bit difficult,” said Hetherington. “He looks like your general person that is a white male and 68-years-old.”
Hetherington says Knight has more than luck on his side. He’s a known loner, and has skills that would allow him to find work that would pay cash under the table hence keeping his identity and whereabouts under wraps.
“He is a pretty accomplished wood worker. He did time in the Navy. He has a computer background. He’s got training in accounting. He was a truck driver for a number of years,” Hetherington said.
There are a few things investigators shared with us Wednesday that you might not know about Knight; information that might help identify him even if he's changed his name or hair color.
“He is hard of hearing, so you know, if someone knows or is in frequent contact, he is hard of hearing,” Hetherington.
In addition, he has a scar on his stomach. Investigators said you might be able to spot him at a specialty market, because at the time of the murder, he was into health foods. He would frequently order health foods online, or go to specialty health stores. Hetherington said these few things might help make all the difference in ending Knight’s disappearance act, especially if he's made friends who are unaware of what he has done.
Police do not believe he is still in West Michigan at this time.
One significant aspect to Butch Knight is I feel his loner attitude is helping him if he is still alive and out there. They mention on the show he had no friends and all his friends were Sara's friends. This makes it difficult to track him as there's no known associates to look for.
Also, the airing mentioned he said in his confession letters that he killed Sara because he was selling drugs and she found out. The investigator on the show sounded like he didn't buy that claim as there are nothing in Knight's phone records indicating that. All his calls were to Sara.
While I guess you can't discount burner phones, my personal opinion is the drugs were a made up story by Butch to hide that he really killed Sara because she likely gave him more ultimatums about doing his fair share of chores, jobs etc.. if he wanted to continue being in a relationship with her. She either told him it was ending or he sensed it was ending and that's when he deicded to be a cold-blooded killer. This is not a crime of passion as records show him at the bank on January 10th, a full day before the day he confesses to strangling Sara.
In my opinion, Butch Knight is actually an idiot, he has left so many clues, and he has been on the run this long because he has been lucky rather than smart. His lifestyle unfortunately is part of his luck. He is a loner and it is hard to track loners. But I feel he must have help somehow if still alive, and has perhaps conned a new woman to being part of his life where she doesn't know who he is. I honestly wouldn't even be surprised if he somehow found his way onto an online senior dating site (he can access a computer from a house he's staying in, library of a town he's hiding in etc...).
It is a weird case in he theoretically shouldn't be hard to catch, but has managed to stay on the run for three years and counting.