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WA NANCY MOYER: Missing from Tenino, WA - 6 March 2009 - Age 36 *ARREST*

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    Media - http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?media/nancy-moyer-missing-from-tenino-wa.21/
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    While a previous Chronicle article noted that convicted murderer Bernard K. Howell was a person of interest, Watkins said he wouldn’t classify him as such at this point.

    “He’s one of these people that we’ve talked to more than once and we have no concrete evidence to support that he had anything to do with her disappearance,” Watkins said.


    I just ran across this little nugget of information.
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    After Seven Years, No New Leads in Search for Missing Tenino Mom

    Another year has passed, and detectives still don’t know what happened to a Tenino woman last seen seven years ago.

    “Somebody knows. Somebody knows something, but unfortunately no one has come to us and said something,” said Detective Ben Elkins, of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

    While Moyer’s body has never been found, Elkins, who investigates major crimes at the Sheriff’s Office, said he believes she is dead, and said he classifies the case as a “no-body homicide.”

    While it’s possible to prove a homicide case without finding a body, Elkins said they could really use a tip that leads to Moyer’s body.

    “That would be the breaker,” he said. “If we could find her, the biggest thing (is) the family would have closure.”

    To provide information on the case, call Elkins at (360) 786-5279 or contact Crime Stoppers of Lewis or Thurston County.

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Question regarding whether the man charged with the murder of Ingrid Lyne could be connected to Nancy Moyer.


    Is Charlton connected to the 2009 disappearance of Nancy Moyer?

    Moyer, a 36-year-old mother of two, was last seen in March 2009. The Thurston County case remains unsolved.

    It was in Thurston County where Charlton’s parents filed court documents for a restraining order and described Charlton making telling his mother to “beware” with a copy of “Hannibal,” a movie about serial killer Hannibal Lecter. That incident happened in 2006.

    Contacted Tuesday, Sgt. Carla Carter with the Thurston County Sheriff’s office said they were not making a link between the Moyer case and the Charlton arrest.

    Told about his 2006 incident in Thurston County, Carter asked for Seattle Police contact information and said she would pass along the information to the lead detective in the Moyer case.

    Carter said it was “worth looking into.”
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Case of Missing Washington Mother of Two Nancy Moyer Unsolved Eight Years Later

    Why would a dedicated mother of two disappear?

    Foul play. That's what authorities believe happened when Nancy Moyer disappeared in Tenino, Washington, in 2009.

    "Something bad happened, we know that," Sgt. Cameron Simper, of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, told Dateline. "What that is, we are still trying to figure out."

    Whoever that attacker may have been remains a mystery. There was no obvious indications of a struggle or break-in at Nancy's home. Some questioned if her estranged husband could have had a hand in it, but investigators do not consider him a suspect. The two had an amicable breakup and were friendly, sharing custody of their girls.

    Nancy hadn't mentioned any new romantic relationships or upcoming dates to anyone. She hadn't been complaining about anyone bothering her. She was simply living her life and raising her girls.

    Authorities have questioned a number of individuals in connection with the case. Sgt. Simper told Dateline the case is still open and active, but there hasn't been a credible tip in some time.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Nancy's case was featured on Investigation Discovery's "Disappeared" show a few weeks ago. You can watch her episode here with a TV provider log-in.


    Nancy Moyer isn't home when her kids come back from visiting their dad. Police look into her background, and find a more complicated life than anyone knows. But when a random murder occurs nearby, the question becomes could the cases be connected?
  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Lots of good info on the Disappeared episode.

    I always wondered if the meat seller guy, Bernard Keith Howell, who murdered another woman in Tenino, could have had something to do with Nancy's disappearance. Tenino is such a small town it would be an awfully big coincidence to have two murderers running around at the same time.

    However, this Jim Roth guy is another big suspect and I think it is likely that he is involved. He left a message on her answering machine the weekend she disappeared, asking to meet up for a date. He also admitted to detectives that he "stopped by her house" to check on her because he hadn't heard back from her. He initially said it was Saturday (Nancy was last seen Friday), but when reinterviewed a few years later, he said he went there on Friday. Sounds like he wanted to give a reason for any evidence related to him possibly being found at her home.
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    10 years today for Nancy. :(

    I highly recommend the Disappeared episode on her case if you haven't seen it.
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Podcast Crew Arrives in Tenino to Investigate Nancy Moyer Disappearance

    When James Baysinger pulled the partially buried trash bag out of the ground, tore into it and found it contained bones, he said there was one word that came to mind: “Nancy.”

    He carefully gathered the small pieces of bone, saying later that he took some time to determine whether they were only sticks. Sticks, when coated in dried mud, he thought, can look deceptively like a bit of skeleton.

    He gathered the bits of bone into the bag, and started trudging out of the woods, up the embankment and to a nearby road where Dr. Maurice Godwin and a couple other members of his crew waited.

    It took Godwin no time at all to identify who the bones belonged to: a deer.

    “Your heart drops,” he said, when asked how he was feeling.

    Baysinger is the creator and host of the podcast “Hide and Seek” — a true crime series analyzing the disappearance of Tenino woman Nancy Moyer, who was last seen March 6, 2009.

    Since the podcast’s launch earlier this month, Baysinger, a Kennewick, Washington resident, has been conducting most of his research and interviews from a distance. But, he and his crew travelled to Tenino for March 14 to 18 to do some in-person interviews and meet locals with tidbits to share.

    On March 16, Baysinger told The Chronicle they had received a couple off-the-record tips about places a body might be hidden. They canvassed one of those spots the day before, he said, and were planning to search the other later that day.

    But first, the crew converged on the house Moyer was living when she went missing. Baysinger said he was able to figure out who lived there, and had reached out via Facebook, to see if they could record some content in the house and take pictures.

    Sam Moyer, one of Moyer’s daughters, was 9 when her mother went missing. She had agreed to an interview for the podcast, and she went to the house along with the crew.

    “It’s been really surreal,” she said of her experience. “It’s been so long since I’ve been here.”

    Inside the small, one-story house on Bucoda Highway Southwest, several people sat around a table — Baysinger; Godwin; Sam Moyer; her boyfriend, George Payne; and Aaron Huntley, who had a personal relationship with Moyer.

    Their conversation spanned from how the house has changed and its logistics — Was the table sitting over here or over there? Which bedroom was Nancy’s?

    Moyer’s disappearance has been ruled a no-body homicide as authorities feel confident that she’s dead, according to past reporting on the incident.

    MORE: http://www.chronline.com/crime/podc...cle_48c80210-4bfb-11e9-bfe7-b77a2a3dd645.html

  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    New information in Nancy Moyer case prompts search of Tenino area home

    New information related to the disappearance of Nancy Moyer more than a decade ago has led investigators to search a home near Tenino, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.

    On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office announced “new information came to light” that led detectives to a home on the 16500 block of Sheldon Lane Southwest outside Tenino.

    They searched the home Wednesday. Sgt. Cameron Simper declined to say whose house it was or how it was connected to Moyer.

    “We’re not going to release any additional information at this time,” he said.

  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    1 detained after officials search property in 2009 Nancy Moyer case

    Authorities say a person was detained Wednesday after officials searched a property in connection with the 2009 disappearance of Nancy Moyer.

    The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said officials searched a home in the 16500 block of Sheldon Lane SW in Rochester after new information came to light in the case this week.

    Law enforcement sources told Q13 News on Wednesday evening that a person of interest was detained in connection with the case, but no other information was available. Investigators were continuing to search the property Wednesday evening.

    A press conference with additional details was expected Thursday.


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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Unconfirmed via LE, but comments on Facebook and elsewhere saying a man has been arrested and is being held for 2nd degree murder.
    It wasn't a name I recognized as being connected to this case but may be a neighbor.

    Presser should be starting soon.
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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Neighbors, Community Wait Anxiously for More Information on Potential Break in Nancy Moyer Case

    Neighbors weren’t sure initially sure what was going on as they watched Thurston County law enforcement set up roadblocks and begin searching a house in the 16500 block of Sheldon Lane Southwest in South Thurston County Wednesday.

    Word soon spread about an ongoing investigation — a big one. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon it had received new information related to the 2009 disappearance of Nancy Moyer from Tenino, and that the search on the property near Tenino was related to that investigation.

    Authorities have not confirmed a connection between the Moyer case and the Wednesday arrest of Eric Lee Roberts, listed as the owner of a property at 16546 Sheldon Lane Southwest by the Thurston County Assessor’s Office, on suspicion of second-degree murder, but are scheduled to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. today.

    Befuddled residents returned home from work Wednesday to encounter a manned barrier preventing anyone who could not prove residency from turning onto the street.

    The TCSO has not released details as to what led to the arrest or to the search of the property. That hasn’t stopped local officials from being cautiously optimistic that Wednesday marked the beginning of the end of a decade-long saga for Southwest Thurston County.

    “I think everybody has mixed feelings,” Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier said. “On the one hand, it’s this massive tragedy that hurt an entire family and on the other hand, it’s been 10 years wondering about this mystery and wanting to know what happened to her, what the story was and why. With the possibility that as a community we could possibly get answers and get closure, I think everybody is happy there are some answers to come out. At the same time, there’s no denying this is a huge tragedy for the community.”

    Roberts bought his Sheldon Lane Southwest property in 2004, but was not well known by many of his neighbors. According to the assessor’s office, Roberts lived down the street from property Bill and Nancy Moyer purchased in 2003. Nancy had been missing for nearly four years when the Moyer family sold the property in 2013.

    Scott Douglas, whose land on Old Dirt Lane SW shares a property line with Roberts, said he didn’t know much about Roberts or anyone else who lived there, but saw people with shovels on the property late Wednesday morning. Bill Doss, who has lived next to Roberts for 11 years, said he didn’t know anything about him other than that he could hear what sounded like partying on Roberts’ property from time to time.

    Doss added that he could still hear law enforcement activity taking place next door Thursday morning, but couldn’t see much through the thicket of trees and brush along the property line. Officers and deputies haven’t shared any information with Doss or other neighbors of Roberts.


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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    (Not necessarily exact statements. Typing as we go.)

    In late 2018 / early 2019 this case garnered national attention due to true crime podcasts and tv shows

    On July 9, 2019 we received info leading us to the 16500 block of Sheldon Lane in Rochester WA
    Male subject taken into custody
    Name not released at this time, not formally charged, info will be released after court appearance this afternoon
    July 10 thorough search conducted, detectives remain on scene and searching
    Still ongoing investigation, still seeking leads

    Have you found any evidence? We have located items of evidence that we are sending to crime lab. Right now just "items".
    Man has made some statements and we are acting on those statements
    Did he say he killed her? He's made some statements
    The victim and the individual did work at same location at one time
    He's 3 doors down from where her husband lived, she had lived there prior, but not when she disappeared
    The lead came from the individual himself
    Did the anniversary and coverage help? National media helps a lot of cases. Did it bring more attention to this case? Yes
    Podcast contacted this individual. That may have been what caused him to come clean? Can't confirm that.
    Is this a done deal / closed case? Not a fair assumption. This is an ongoing investigation.
    Same situation as Gail Doyle's disappearance? Man was convicted of that homicide without a body. Those cases make it very challenging.
    We have not located anything like that (body) at this time
    Right now he is being investigated for suspicion of murder. Prosecutors office will address that later this afternoon. He is being interviewed.
    He is a "person of interest".
    He has domestic violence background. Locally and elsewhere. Warrant out of Snohomish County for domestic violence.
    Did he know her? They were coworkers and neighbors but did they know each other? Not sure
    What's the property like? Very difficult. Hoping to find things to resolve this crime.
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    Nancy's family now speaking.

    Former husband Bill:
    Haven't found her yet. What are your thoughts? Any tips should be looked at.
    This is generating huge amount of interest in the case. Hopefully it makes anyone who knows anything willing to come out.
    What would it mean to have "closure"? It would be huge. Whole family needs closure. Sister. Parents. Rest of family.
    Not knowing is hard. Unless you're in that situation you don't know.

    Daughter Samantha:
    What did you think when you first got home and she wasn't there? Didn't think much of it. She'd go on walks. It's been hard since it set in.
    Do you think she's at that house? Maybe. I'm not sure.
    Talk about last 10 years? I've struggled. A lot. Growing up without a mom sucks. Especially when you don't know where she is. Lots of milestones. Graduation. Dance. Driving.
    How old are you now? 19
    Would this help? It would help so much to find her or find out what happened to her.
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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Hide and Seek podcast host now speaking:

    He was aware about Nancy's case
    Did he come forward voluntarily because of extra exposure? I can't say what brought him forward.
    Why I chose to do it? When everyone's paying attention that carries a lot of weight. What I wanted to do was apply the pressure. If that's what caused him to come forward then good.
    I chose not to speak about him for certain reasons I can't go into yet. With open investigation I can't.
    I never named him as a suspect. But a lot of people were interviewed.
    Do you believe he's the one? I can't say. He was a person of interest as were others.
    What are your thoughts on him being arrested? It's crazy to think she was so close if that's where she's at.
    If we haven't found Nancy then someone else could have done this. But until they can confirm that Nancy's out there we can't confirm he was the one.
    If they don't find her do you think it will help with leads? I hope so.
    If someone did this and they didn't intend to do this, they usually confide in someone they trust. They usually put it on someone else. That pressure may cause them to come forward as well.
    Conscience got to him? I think so. If he's responsible.
    I think we're all pretty surprised.
    A year ago you didn't know the family right? Correct. What is it like to be here today after getting to know them over the year? I feel numb to it.
    My goal was always to get to the place of answers. Didn't expect it as amateur podcaster.
    Nancy's case stuck out because it was so bizarre. Thing that hit me was her two daughters grew up without a mom. I have a child and it hit me so I chose this case.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Good for them! I'm glad LE is giving them recognition for getting the info out there.
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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Man confesses to killing Nancy Moyer in 2009 then recants, court documents say

    The man detained by police in the disappearance of Nancy Moyer told investigators he killed her during 'rough sex' then later recanted his confession.

    Court documents say 53-year-old Eric Lee Roberts, a former coworker of Moyer's, called 911 at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday to "...say he wanted to confess to a murder." When the operator asked what murder, he said that he had killed Nancy Moyer 10 years ago and felt tired of holding it inside.

    A detective went to Roberts' house and interviewed him in his squad car. The court documents said Roberts told the detective he had killed Moyer at his house, that they were having 'rough sex' and he accidentally strangled her with a scarf.

    Detectives have been poring over the Roberts' home in the 16500 block of Shelton Lane SW for two days and have located some items of evidence that have been sent to the Washington State Patrol lab for analysis.

    Detectives asked Roberts about the whereabouts of Moyer's body but he told them he didn't think it would ever be found. The court documents say Roberts cryptically indicated deputies should look in the area of a fire pit in his back yard and his basement but no body has been found.

    Then on Wednesday, Roberts recanted saying he didn't know why he said he killed Moyer.

    Roberts appeared in court in Thurston County Thursday and the judge ordered him held on $1.5 million bail.

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