- Leonard Padilla at a glance
Occupation: Bounty hunter of fugitives and
victims since 1975.
Self-description: "World-famous bounty hunter
and godfather of bail."
Expertise: Testified in court as an expert from
the bail bond industry and has been instrumental in seeing
legislation passed in the California Legislature to improve the
ability to capture fugitives in other states and abroad.
Background: Law degree, Lincoln Law School,
1980; President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Lorenzo Patino Law School 1982-present.
— Source: Leonard Padilla
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 9:11 am, Tue Jan 28, 2014.
Cyndi Vanderheiden's remains are likely located in Calaveras
County, said nationally known bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, who
added that he's willing to pay convicted killer Wesley Shermantine
Jr. $15,000 to show where her body is located.
California Department of Corrections officials talked about
transporting Shermantine to San Joaquin and Calaveras counties as
early as Wednesday so that Shermantine could show them where the
remains of Vanderheiden and other victims are located, Padilla
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:11 am.