Bail Set At 1.5 Million For Tenino Murder Suspect
A man arrested for the murder of a Tenino mother said he accidentally choked her and dumped her body on his property, according to court documents.
Eric Lee Roberts, 53, was arrested for killing Nancy Moyer in 2009. Investigators are searching his property in Rochester for Moyer but have not found any remains.
During further police interviews, Roberts retracted his statement; He appeared in Thurston County Superior court earlier this afternoon. The judge set bail at 1.5 million dollars. If he posts bail, he should surrender his firearms and stay away from his property.
Roberts will also return to court for arraignment on July 23rd.
At a press conference this morning, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza said law enforcement recovered evidence that has been sent to the state crime lab.
Officers continue to search Roberts’ 5 acre property near Tenino.
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