Woman Hunts Her Mother's Alleged Killer: Her Stepdad

Roxanne Cameron-Harris is raising money on GoFundMe
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2016 6:37 AM CST
To Find Her Mom's Killer, Woman Hunts Her Stepdad
US Marshals describe Harold "Butch" Knight as being 6'4" and 285 pounds.   (US Marshals)

Almost exactly a year ago, rural Michigan resident Harold "Butch" Knight allegedly called 911 and matter-of-factly told the operator he'd strangled his wife, Sara Knight, and that she was lying dead on the living room floor in their Ganges Township home. Then he disappeared. (Audio of the 911 call is available at Crime Watch Daily.) Now the murdered woman's daughter, Roxanne Cameron-Harris, has launched a personal manhunt by asking for tips and donations through a GoFundMe page. It has has raised just $50 toward her $1,000 goal in two weeks, though MLive reports she has separately received $560 in donations. Those who donate $20 or more will get a pink T-shirt that says, "No evil goes unpunished ... Justice for Sara Lee." Since Jan. 13, 2015, when the 911 call was placed, law enforcement has searched the country for the 67-year-old, with sightings in rural Maine, reports Fox 17.

Just days after he disappeared, his abandoned vehicle was found in Franklin County, Maine, and a surveillance photo suggests Knight had dyed his hair black, reported Michigan Live back in May, when Sara would have turned 49. Fox 17 noted in September that the couple had lived in Maine for nearly a decade before heading to Michigan in 2014; the station also noted that police were investigating whether Knight could be hiding out in one of Maine's Amish communities. A vigil is planned for Monday, exactly a year after the day officials believe Sara was killed. Friends and family interviewed by Crime Watch Daily said that something always seemed off about Knight, who was 18 years older than Sara. The couple had been married for 14 years, during which time Knight never worked and sometimes showed a short temper. (Cops say they know who killed this pastor's wife.)

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