Speed Freak Killers

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

FBI Searches Abandoned Well For Human Remains In ‘Speed Freak Killers’ Case

The FBI has begun excavation of an abandoned well in Central California in a renewed search for victims of a pair known as the “Speed Freak Killers.”

01/07/2013

Michaela Garecht

Vigil Marks 24 Years Since Hayward Girl Michaela Garecht Disappeared

A vigil was held Monday front of the supermarket where Michaela Garecht was taken 24 years ago. Meanwhile, police said DNA test results on a bone fragment that possibly linked to the case will be delayed.

11/19/2012

Barbara Shermantine, sister of convicted "Speed Freak Killer" Wesley Shermantine. (CBS)

Speed Freak Killer’s Sister Says Police ‘Dropped The Ball’ On Her Tips

The sister of Speed Freak Killer Wesley Shermantine said the digging delay to unearth victims has gone on longer than anyone knows, and she said she has the letters to prove it.

10/26/2012

Michaela Garecht

DNA Test To Prove If Remains Found In ‘Speed Freak Killer’ Case Are Of Michaela Garecht

The mother of missing Hayward girl Michaela Garecht is hoping DNA testing will lead to closure in a case that has puzzled detectives for over two decades, and link the case to the infamous Speed Freak Killers.

10/11/2012

Wesley Shermantine is an inmate on California’s death row. Shermantine and his friend Loren Herzog were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for a murder spree in the 1980s and 90s. (CBS)

‘Speed Freak Killer’ Claims 14 Bodies Hidden In Lake County

Convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine has claimed the remains of 14 murder victims are hidden in the Cow Mountain Recreation Area of Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

07/25/2012

Wesley Shermantine is an inmate on California’s death row. Shermantine and his friend Loren Herzog were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for a murder spree in the 1980s and 90s. (CBS)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing ‘Speed Freak Killer’ To Help Locate Victims

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to allow death-row inmate Wesley Shermantine to help authorities search for the remains of his long-dead victims.

07/17/2012

A 2007 San Quentin photo of Wesley Shermantine (California Department of Corrections)

Speed Freak Killer Speaks From San Quentin’s Death Row

After 14 years of denying responsibility for a series of murders, convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine is now admitting to his involvement. Shermantine sat down with Koula Gianulias of the CBS Sacramento affiliate at San Quentin State Prison in an exclusive interview from death row.

05/23/2012

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

Digging Resumes In Search For Speed Freak Killing Victims

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, known as the Speed Freak Killers, went on a methamphetamine-fueled killing in the 1980s and 1990s. Some people believe they could be responsible for as many as 25 unsolved murders.

05/02/2012

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

2 Bodies Linked To ‘Speed Freak Killers’ Identified

Authorities have released the identities of two Central Valley teen girls whose remains were found inside an abandoned well and linked to two men known as the “Speed Freak Killers.”

03/30/2012

Wesley Shermantine is an inmate on California’s death row. Shermantine and his friend Loren Herzog were dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for a murder spree in the 1980s and 90s. (CBS)

‘Speed Freak Killer’ Writes 3rd Letter, Claims Another Burial Site

Convicted killer Wesley Shermantine has sent a third letter to the CBS station in Sacramento, just days after sending a second letter to the station from death row.

03/12/2012

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