Sheriff's investigators have reportedly asked Castlewood Country Club residents if they've seen a red Chevy Camaro around March 7 and 8, when they believe a husband and wife were beaten to death in their home.
The news came from an email sent by investigators to the Castlewood Property Owners Association, which was then reportedly forwarded on to homeowners. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department, which is handling the case because the homicides occurred in unincorporated Alameda County, has declined to comment on the news.
The email asked residents to report if they'd seen a 2001 red Camaro convertible with a black top in the area on March 7 or 8. That's when investigators believed Ernest Scherer, Jr., 60, and his wife of 31 years, Charlene Abendroth, 57, were killed. Their bodies were found a week later after the couple's daughter asked the country club to check on them when she hadn't heard from them in a while.
Services for the couple were held last Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Scherer, Jr. was a poker player by trade, as well as a real estate agent, investor and former San Ramon school board member who was recalled by voters. Abendroth was an accounting professor at Cal State East Bay for more than 30 years.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Sgt. Scott Dudek of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department at 510-667-7478.