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FBI Searches Well for Victims of Speed Freak Killers in California

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is searching for the remains of more victims of the Speed Freak Killers in a well in San Joaquin County in California, not far from a site where at least four people were found, the Mercury News reports.

Federal authorities expect the excavation of up to 50 feet will take two weeks.

The FBI took over the excavation from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, which mishandled the operation, Mercury News reported.

The Speed Freak Killers are Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, who are accused of a methamphetamine-fueled killing spree in the 1980s and ’90s.

“We all remain hopeful that our efforts at this site will ultimately return the remains of victims to their loved ones, but know that such is not a certainty,” Herbert H. Brown, special agent in charge of the Sacramento Division of the FBI, said Monday. “Our hearts go out to the many families who hope that this excavation may bring closure to their long, painful wait for the return of their loved ones. We will not recklessly speculate; our goal is to offer incontrovertible fact to our law enforcement partners, the families of the missing and the public.”

County Sheriff Asks FBI to Take Over Search for Victims of Serial Killers

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Saying the FBI is more equipped to search for human remains, the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office in California is asking for federal help in the hunt for victims of the so-called Speed Freak Killers, the Stockton Record reports.

Sheriff Steve Moore said Tuesday his office is inviting the FBI to take over the search after some county officials and the mother of a murder victim said federal agents should handle excavating sites, the Stockton Record wrote.

The serial killer duo of Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine are believed to have killed as many as 15 people. The’ methamphetamine-fueled killers ended their murder spree 1999 after authorities caught the childhood friends, the paper reported.

The FBI and local authorities recently identified locations where they think more bodies of victims may be found.