No charges yet for man who confessed to killing and recanted

(Information from: The Olympian,

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors say they are not filing charges at this time against a man who allegedly confessed to killing his former neighbor in 2009 but then recanted the confession.

The Olympian reported Monday that any charges related to Nancy Moyer’s death will not be filed until the investigation is complete, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Lippert.

Authorities say Roberts was also arrested on weapons charges based on evidence detectives found at his home and that he remains in jail.

Probable cause documents say Eric Lee Roberts called 911 last week and said he killed Moyer. Documents say he told investigators the two had a sexual relationship and that he accidentally strangled her.

But as investigators began searching his property south of Olympia, documents say Roberts recanted those statements.

Moyer was reported missing March 7, 2009. Her body has never been found.