A surveillance camera captured a shot of David Lyle Hults of Oregon at a Wal-Mart in Texas.
Deputies say he was staying just a few doors from 61-year-old Richard Meinzer at the Super 8 hotel in Madison County. A housekeeper found Meinzer dead in his room.
Authorities say Hults has been using Meinzer's credit cards and identity. He's also driving the victim's white pickup truck.
Deputies say Hults abandoned his car in Madison County and took the victim’s automobile.
For now a warrant is out for his arrest on identity theft and possession of a stolen truck.