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'Speed Freak Killer' was paid $33,000 to guide search for victims

Guided by a serial killer on death row, San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies and public works employees were digging Saturday at suspected dumping grounds in two counties in search of the remains of victims of the notorious "Speed Freak Killers." A bounty hunter paid Wesley Shermantine $33,000 in exchange for information to aid the search.
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No 'Speed Freak Killers' victims found at well site, FBI says

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (last year)

Nothing has been found inside an abandoned well in San Joaquin County, where federal agents have been digging for about a month, hoping to find remains of victims of the so-called "Speed Freak" serial killers. Read Post

'Speed Freak' serial killing remains those of two women, coroner says

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (2 years ago)

The San Joaquin County sheriff’s office said it has positively identified the remains of Cyndi Vanderheiden and Chevy Wheeler, two victims of the "Speed Freak" serial killers. The coroner’s office received confirmation from the Cali... Read Post

'Speed Freak' serial killer allegedly reveals third body dump site

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (2 years ago)

As investigators get ready to dig at a second well in San Joaquin County looking for victims of the so-called "Speed Freak" serial killers, Sacramento bounty hunter Leonard Padilla says one of the killers, Wesley Shermantine, has to... Read Post


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