The continued hunt for Butch Knight

Posted at 8:30 PM, Feb 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-16 15:42:56-05

RANGELY, Maine. - The hunt for one of West Michigan's Most Wanted continues as the man investigators say confessed to killing his wife at their Allegan County home remains at large.

Authorities consider Butch Knight armed and extremely dangerous -- last known to be hiding out in rural Maine.

The U.S. Marshals believe he’s been staying in motels for at least a week after his wife's body was discovered on Jan. 13, 2015.

Knight was last tracked to a small Maine town called Rangeley on Jan. 19, 2015.

A photo of him was snapped at a big box store about 40 miles from that hotel where Knight ditched his wife's green Subaru he has last seen driving.

The photo revealed he had dyed his hair darker and is wearing a camouflage outfit.

Now, nearly a month since his last known location the Marshals have intensified the hunt.

“He gave up his vehicle," U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Supervisor Steve Hetherington said. "We’re pretty sure he didn’t steal another vehicle.”

He says he knows Knight had “a decent amount of cash” in order to survive this long.

Just this week the Marshals met with more than 30 different law enforcement agencies, debriefing them on the situation.

If you've seen Knight do not approach him and call 911. If you know where he is call the U.S. Marshals at 877-926-8332.