PINELLAS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Since Tuesday night, investigators have been searching a Clearwater home and yard on Owen Drive. It’s where 43 year old Roberta Rene Cable was last seen in December 2013. She stayed here with an acquaintance, Jerry Gaston, who owns the home.
Today Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri made this announcement. “The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office suspects that Jerry Gaston killed Roberta Cable and disposed of her body,” said the Sheriff. That’s why the Sheriff’s office’s has been digging on Gaston’s property and using ground penetrating radar to search for clues.
The Sheriff added, “We have found items here on the property, I am not going to discuss what they are but as of right now we have not found any human remains.”Family and friends told investigators cable was excited about starting a new job before her disappearance.
Neighbors say, Gaston has been somewhat of a recluse, since the woman was last seen. Krystal Shull lives across the street, she said, “for the most part i really never saw him outside of his house, maybe to get his mail, I saw him walking his dog one time in the year and half that I have lived here.”
The Sheriff says, detectives are keeping track of Gaston who hasn’t been in his home since investigators started their search. Speaking about his whereabouts, Sheriff Gualtieri said, “I am not going to tell you where he is, I know where he is, but I am not going to tell you where he is, he is still in Clearwater.” Other neighbors are just concerned about what could happen next.
Vicky Wilson said, “if he doesn’t get arrested and he comes back I don’t think it is a good thing, I don’t think the neighborhood will think it is a good thing, hopefully they will be watching him if they do let him come back.” In addition to searching the Clearwater home, detectives have also combed a home in Inverness that was owned by Gaston, but they didn’t turn up anything.