- A synopsis of the search
Wesley Shermantine Jr. provided information to investigators
through the Stockton Record’s Scott Smith that ultimately led to
the recovery of the human remains that have been found over the
Shermantine, who is currently on death row at San Quentin State
Prison, has called the Linden site where investigators are
currently digging “Loren’s Boneyard.” Through a map provided by
Shermantine, investigators have uncovered more than 1,000 bones and
bone fragments at a dig site off of East Flood Road in Linden. It
is unclear how many bodies those bones may belong to, and according
to San Joaquin Sheriff’s spokesman Les Garcia, DNA testing will
take some time.
Police believe Shermantine and Loren Herzog killed a number of
individuals in a crime spree that lasted nearly two decades.
Herzog, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison, was paroled in
September 2010. However, he committed suicide in January after
allegedly learning that Shermantine, his childhood friend, had
given up the locations of the remains of their victims to
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:12 am
Updated: 9:11 am, Tue Jan 28, 2014.
Cadaver dogs, possibly the same ones used to uncover human
remains at convicted killer Wesley Shermantine Jr.’s former
property in Calaveras County, will be brought out to Linden today.
They will help investigators continue the search for the remains of
people who may have fallen victim to Shermantine and his former
partner-in-crime Loren Herzog.
The cadaver dogs will be used at a well that has been excavated
for a week on an East Flood Road property, and possibly at a second
well that is located just east of the current dig site, according
to San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Les Garcia.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:12 am.
Updated: 9:11 am.