‘Speed Freak Killers’ search yields 1K bone pieces
February 15, 2012
LINDEN, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say the search for possible victims of the “Speed Freak Killers” at an abandoned well has yielded about 1,000 bone fragments so far.
Searchers following maps by California death row inmate Wesley Shermantine have been digging since last week.
Officials already have positively identified the remains of two female victims buried on Calaveras County property once owned by Shermantine’s family.
But Shermantine says many more remains could be found at the well, outside the San Joaquin County town of Linden. Crews began digging there over the weekend but have been hampered by rain.
Digging is expected to continue Wednesday.
Investigators believe Shermantine and childhood friend Loren Herzog may have killed as many as 20 people during a methamphetamine-fueled killing spree in the 1980s and 90s. Herzog recently committed suicide.