Nancy Moyer met her future husband, Bill Moyer, while she was temping at his office in the accounting department. At the time, she was attending Central Washington University, and the couple became engaged after she graduated.
They soon started a family of their own, with Nancy giving birth to two girls — Sam and Amanda.
Nancy and Bill Moyer.
Bill remembers Nancy as very loyal and compassionate, telling “Searching For” that she “was always a good person.” Even when the two parted ways in 2007, Bill said they remained on good terms and shared custody of their daughters.
“Whether you’re separated or together, you’re still a family,” Bill said.
Nancy Moyer with her daughters.
What Sam remembers most about her mother is “her smile.”
“She kind of just lit up the whole room when she walked in … People say I have her nose and her smile,” Sam said, adding that their similarities make her feel like Nancy is “still somewhat here, even if she’s not.”
Sam and Amanda Moyer with their mother.
Nancy was a “very attentive” and “hands on” mother, said Sam.
Growing up, one of her fondest memories was when Nancy improvised a water fight at their house — Sam wanted to play with water balloons, but since they didn’t have any, they filled up Ziploc bags and threw them at each other.
Nancy and Bill Moyer.
After they separated, Bill had the girls on weekends, and Nancy took care of them during the week. Neither ever missed a pick-up or drop-off.
On Sunday, March 8, 2009, Bill drove the girls over to Nancy’s house, but she was nowhere to be found.
“I knew something wasn’t right … It was so far out of character,” Bill said.
Nancy Moyer’s home.
The following day, Bill reported Nancy missing to police, and when officers arrived at the home, they found no sign of a struggle or forced entry, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com.
Aside from the fact that the front door was ajar and the lights were on, “nothing really seemed out of place at all,” Bill told “Searching For.”
Coffee table in Nancy Moyer’s home.
A glass of red wine was found on Nancy’s coffee table with another glass next to it.
Police fingerprinted both glasses, but no sets aside from Nancy’s were identified, Detective Mickey Hamilton of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office told Oxygen.com. The glasses are currently being tested for DNA, and they are waiting on the results, according to Det. Hamilton.
Nancy Moyer’s living room.
Police also located Nancy’s purse and keys inside the home. Her driver’s license, credit cards and checkbooks were all left behind, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com.
Nancy’s car was also still parked in the driveway.
Eric Lee Roberts.
The case seemed to be at a standstill until the summer of 2019, when Nancy’s former neighbor and co-worker, Eric Lee Roberts, allegedly called 911 to confess to her murder.
While speaking with authorities, Roberts said he had a sexual relationship with Nancy and accidentally strangled her with a scarf during “rough sex,” according to a probable cause affidavit.
He later recanted his confession and has since been released from custody. Authorities are still processing evidence related to Roberts’ claims, said Det. Hamilton, and it is unclear if any evidence connects Roberts to Moyer's disappearance.
Nancy’s remains have not been found.
James Baysinger interviewing Eric Lee Roberts.
In an interview with “Hide and Seek,” a podcast created and hosted by James Baysinger, Roberts said he did not “remember” confessing, and that the medication he was taking could have affected his memory.
“I just have no recollection of that. I don’t know what to think of that … I had nothing to do with her disappearance,” Roberts told Baysinger.
Sam before a school dance.
For Sam, the last decade has been “very hard,” she told “Searching For.”
“Going to dances without taking pictures with my mom or turning 18 without her. I didn’t like my life a lot. It’s hard,” Sam said. “I should have my mom, but I don’t. And it sucks.”
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Nancy Moyer, please call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360-786-5500.