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    CA - Linden, Fem Skeletal & Fetus, Speed Freak Killers' victims in well, Feb'12

    February 9, 2012
    SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) – Sheriff’s deputies from San Joaquin and Calaveras counties searched the property Wednesday and resumed on Thursday before the skull was found about 11 a.m. San Joaquin sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Les Garcia said the Department of Justice had been called in to do DNA testing.

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/...freak-victims/

    This might be the first victim's remains discovered using maps provided to LE by "Speed Freak Killer Wesley" Howard Shermantine. In 2000, he and his partner, Loren Herzog, were convicted of multiple murders that occurred between 1984-1999. Only two bodies were recovered. Shermantine now says there were at least ten victims, possibly more.

    Cyndi Vanderheiden, 25, was one of the victims. Her father received a phone call today to inform him that a skull had been found.

    Some background:
    In 2005, Herzog's convictions were reduced to manslaughter and his sentence reduced to 14 years and time served. In October, 2010, Herzog was granted parole. After Herzog's parole, his partner Shermantine decided to start talking. From death row, he's been working with LE and bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, providing maps and other information to aid in the searches. Herzog committed suicide on January 17, 2012, after Padilla placed a call to advise him that he might need a lawyer because Shermantine was fingering him for the murders. Later that day, Herzog committed suicide.

    Sam Cohen FOX40 News 2:22 p.m. PST,
    February 1, 2012

    Hayward

    Investigators in Hayward believe a nine-year-old girl missing since 1988 could be linked to the “Speed Freak Killers”, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog.

    Machaela Joy Garecht went missing on November 19, 1988. The nine-year-old girl was kidnapped in front of a Hayward market in broad daylight. According to a website dedicated to finding Garecht, she was taken by a man and pulled into a car as her friend watched.

    More at the link
    http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/...,3678120.story

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    This is very near me. I'm keeping an eye on the local news.

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    I too will be veri interesred in watching this one unfold.To many nissing cases from here still unsolved.
    TYBEE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.


    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=61288

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    I couldn't help but notice that the remains were found in Calaveras county. Calaveras is Spanish word for "Skulls".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    I couldn't help but notice that the remains were found in Calaveras county. Calaveras is Spanish word for "Skulls".
    Mmmm-Calaveras County is nowhere near San Andreas...
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Second set of remains found:

    SAN ANDREAS – San Joaquin County Sheriff’s authorities say they found another set of remains Friday, these in the spot where death-row inmate Wes Shermantine said he buried Chevelle “Chevy” Wheeler in 1985.

    This is the second find in the past two days and the third day in a row of a digging campaign by the San Joaquin and Calaveras Sheriff’s offices. On Thursday, authorities reported finding a skull and several bones, which the Sheriff’s Office believes to be those of Cyndi Vanderheiden.
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    http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.d...NEWS/120219990

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245 View Post
    Second set of remains found:



    Read More:
    http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.d...NEWS/120219990
    You beat me I just read this myself. I think this just might be tip of the iceberg
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    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=61288

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    Mmmm-Calaveras County is nowhere near San Andreas...
    Calaveras County Government Offices
    Last Updated by jhughes on Dec 28, 2011
    Columbo Building
    23 E. St. Charles St.
    San Andreas CA 95249

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    Remains likely Cyndi, 'Chevy'

    http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.d...110319&cid=dmc

    By Scott Smith
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    February 11, 2012 12:00 AM

    SAN ANDREAS - Searchers recovered a second set of human remains Friday and, using dental records, identified the skull found a day earlier as that of Cyndi Vanderheiden.
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    Paula Wheeler, the mother of 16-year-old Stockton girl Chevelle "Chevy" Wheeler, received a call from investigators telling her that along with a partial skull and bones, they also found on her a sweatshirt and lavender jacket.

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    At least we know two families will have closure soon! Might not be the way they were praying for but they can finally have closure.
    TYBEE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.


    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=61288


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    I wonder if Shermantine and/or Herzog were responsible for the disappearance of Gail Marks:


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/marks_gayle.html

    The timeframe and location are right. The presumed remains of Wheeler and Vanderheiden were found only 20 miles from Stockton.


    ETA:

    ... or Kimberly Billy

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._kimberly.html

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    One has been I'd as of this morning .
    Sorry can't add link on iPad but it is Cyndy
    Hope on PC so I could add the Link
    http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/...tory?track=rss
    Last edited by JDB; 02-11-2012 at 04:20 PM. Reason: To add link
    TYBEE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.


    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=61288

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    More skeletal remains found in well.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_19945892

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    The new find brings the total up to 3 skulls now.
    TYBEE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.


    http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=61288

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    The new find brings the total up to 3 skulls now.
    Two have been identified. I wonder who the third is?

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