No charges yet for man who confessed to cold case killing and recanted

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — 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.

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Authorities say Eric Lee 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.

Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza gave reporters an update on the case on Thursday. Watch the news conference below. 

Moyer's family also spoke out about the new developments. Watch it below.

Hide and Seek” podcast host Jay Basinger talks about the new developments on the case of missing Tenino mother Nancy Boyer. 

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