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Home of Scherer son searched

Original post made on Apr 10, 2008

The home of Ernest Scherer III has been searched by investigators, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department has confirmed.
Scherer III is the son of Ernie Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, whose brutally beaten bodies were found in their Castlewood Drive home March 14.


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Comments (6)

Posted by Marie, a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 10, 2008 at 11:52 am

Does anyone know whether the son attended the funeral services for his parents on March 22? When was the last time anyone has heard from him?


Posted by marie, a resident of another community
on Apr 10, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Yes, the son did attend the service.


Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 11, 2008 at 11:41 am



I think this goes along with what a lot of people have been feeling - that is was not a random act. Whether the son is involved or not is I guess an open question. Or is it? Someone told me they saw an article in a paper that described issues with the son...they didn't say anything further however.

I did think it was strange that a couple so close to retirement age had taken out a $500,000 line of credit on a home they bought only two years prior. This thing makes me think they needed cash relatively quickly and that was a way to get it. So under what circumstances does someone need to generate that amount of money really quickly and then a short time later they are found brutally murdered? weird.







Posted by David, a resident of Heritage Valley
on Apr 27, 2008 at 7:55 am

Things have been quiet recently. What is the latest on this story?


Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm

I don't think there has been any commentary on this story since June when the police announced that the son was a "person of interest". I don't think the police have ever released the official cause of death. That seems strange. Why would that be such a big deal?

Has anyone heard anything else since then?


Posted by Marta, a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2008 at 9:29 am

I live on the block where the son, daughter in law and grandchild lived. The house has been vacated for quite awhile now. Does anyone know whats going on with this case? Is the son guilty? Has anyone been charged with the murder of his parents? I never met him but the wife, Robyn was very nice. It is such a shame, and oh so sad.


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