FBI personnel and technical experts continued to excavate an old well in the Linden area Monday to potentially recover long-missing victims of convicted murderer Wesley Shermantine Jr., and his deceased partner in crime, Loren Herzog. Thus far, no human remains have been discovered, according to FBI spokeswoman Gina B. Swankie.
Progress has been slow, but investigators have reached about 40 feet below grade within the well, Swankie said.
The team of FBI personnel and technical experts began preparation at the well site on Jan. 7 after several months of investigative work and coordination. Hand excavation of the well contents began on Jan. 17 after the site was cleared and safety devices were set into place, Swankie said.