Lexis and Suellen Roberts: Killed by a Dead Man?
As investigators continued digging into Sanders' background, they learned that he had worked as a welder, night watchman at a mini-storage facility on the southeast side of Las Vegas, and a handyman. It was at the storage facility where he purportedly had met Suellen. He also collected scrap metal to earn a few bucks, and was known to exchange automobiles by dealing with salvage yards.
Police described Sanders as 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 200 pounds, with brown eyes and gray hair. His Nevada driver's license photo depicted him with a bushy gray beard and a receding hairline. Investigators also learned from Sanders' relatives that he has no upper teeth and only two lower teeth. He also has a scar on his abdomen and a tattoo on his chest. Sanders often went by his middle name, Steve, but sometimes used "Spider."
"He just walked away and never came back," said Robert King, an FBI agent.
Sanders was originally from McComb, Miss.
Tarver had divorced Sanders in 1988 for alleged "habitual, cruel and inhuman treatment." Tarver was naturally shocked when federal agents showed up at her home and began asking her questions about his possible whereabouts. They also told her that he was wanted for questioning in the kidnapping of Lexis Roberts.
"I almost passed out," Tarver told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He's destroyed my life, and he's doing it again. I'm worried he's going to come back here."