Speed Freak Killers: Victims And Possible Victims

Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog were both convicted in the murder of four people but are believed to be responsible for the deaths of as many as 25 people.  Here are their known victims and several missing people who have been mentioned as possible victims.
The Speed Freak Killers Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog were both convicted in the murder of four people but are believed to be responsible for the deaths of as many as 25 people. Here are their known victims and several missing people who have been mentioned as possible victims.
Chevy Wheeler disappeared from Stockton on Oct. 16, 1985.
KNOWN VICTIM: Chevy Wheeler Chevy Wheeler disappeared from Stockton on Oct. 16, 1985.
Cyndi Vanderheiden disappeared from Clements on Nov. 14, 1998.
KNOWN VICTIM: Cyndi Vanderheiden Cyndi Vanderheiden disappeared from Clements on Nov. 14, 1998.
Paul Cavanagh found shot to death on Roberts Island on Nov. 27, 1984.
KNOWN VICTIM: Paul Cavanaugh Paul Cavanagh found shot to death on Roberts Island on Nov. 27, 1984.
Howard King found shot to death on Roberts Island on Nov. 27, 1984.
KNOWN VICTIM: Howard King Howard King found shot to death on Roberts Island on Nov. 27, 1984.
Hannah Zaccaglini went missing on June 4, 1997 from McCloud, CA.
MISSING: Hannah Zaccaglini, 15 Hannah Zaccaglini went missing on June 4, 1997 from McCloud, CA.
Karen Knechtel Mero went missing on Feb. 15, 1997 from McCloud, CA.
MISSING: Karen Knechtel Mero, 27 Karen Knechtel Mero went missing on Feb. 15, 1997 from McCloud, CA.
Michaela Garecht was kidnapped on Nov. 19, 1988 from Hayward, CA.
MISSING: Michaela Garecht, 9 Michaela Garecht was kidnapped on Nov. 19, 1988 from Hayward, CA.
Robin Armtrout's body was found near Linden in September of 1985.
MURDERED: Robin Armtrout, 24 Robin Armtrout's body was found near Linden in September of 1985.
Henry Howell was shot dead on Highway 88 near Hope Valley in September 1984.
MURDERED: Henry Howell, 41 Henry Howell was shot dead on Highway 88 near Hope Valley in September 1984.
Theresa went missing on June 1, 1987 in Fresno.
MISSING: Theresa Ann Bier, 16 Theresa went missing on June 1, 1987 in Fresno.
Sylvia went missing June 3, 1086 in Modesto.
MISSING: Sylvia Lourdes Standley, 31 Sylvia went missing June 3, 1086 in Modesto.
Susan went missing on April 25, 1985 in Modesto.
MISSING: Susan Robin Bender, 14 Susan went missing on April 25, 1985 in Modesto.
Sherie went missing on May 1, 1988 in Modesto.
MISSING: Sherie Ann Graves, 32 Sherie went missing on May 1, 1988 in Modesto.
Ruth went missing on Aug. 19, 1982 in Modesto.
MISSING: Ruth Ann Leamon, 16 Ruth went missing on Aug. 19, 1982 in Modesto.
Phillip went missing on Sept. 30, 1993 in Stockton.
MISSING: Phillip Lloyd Cabot Martin, 47 Phillip went missing on Sept. 30, 1993 in Stockton.
The remains of Kimberly Billy have been positively identified.  They were found in a Linden well believed to be where the Speed Freak Killers, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, dumped some of the victims.
MISSING: Kimberly Ann Billy,19 The remains of Kimberly Billy have been positively identified. They were found in a Linden well believed to be where the Speed Freak Killers, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, dumped some of the victims.
MURDERED: JoAnn went missing in 1988 in Manteca. Her remains found in a Linden well.
MISSING: JoAnn Hobson, 16 MURDERED: JoAnn went missing in 1988 in Manteca. Her remains found in a Linden well.
Shermantine and Herzog boasted of killing a hunter in Utah In 1994.
MURDERED: Hunter Shermantine and Herzog boasted of killing a hunter in Utah In 1994.
Gale went missing Oct. 18, 1988 in Stockton.
MISSING: Gale Marie Marks, 18 Gale went missing Oct. 18, 1988 in Stockton.
Christine went missing on April 17, 1989 in Turlock.
MISSING: Christine Marie Sexton, 36 Christine went missing on April 17, 1989 in Turlock.
Tracy went missing in 1998 in Stockton.  Her remains were found in 2002 but her family was just notified in 2012.
DEAD: Tracy Melton, 32 Tracy went missing in 1998 in Stockton. Her remains were found in 2002 but her family was just notified in 2012.
Categories: Local News Photo Galleries

Latest Galleries

California Republican Party Convention
THE COUNCIL Pitch First Fundraiser for NonprofitsThe Council – A local all male organization aiming to help local charities on a quarterly basis was on April 26th at House Kitchen and Bar,downtown Sacramento. The concept: The Council is comprised of 100 men who agree to each donate $100 at four gatherings a year. At each gathering, the men will hear pitches from three local non-profits. At the end of the pitches, the men will vote by silent ballot for whichever non-profit they felt gave the best presentation. Whichever non-profit receives the most votes will walk away with $10,000 for its organization. Checks will be made out by each individual on-site and will be given directly to the charity. Each $100 donation is tax deductible. Founding members; Dave Harmon, Patrick Harbison, Greg Wellman, David Sobon, Cory Harris, Tim Harris and Shelby Elias Networking: The Council is envisioned to be a wonderful opportunity from men across various professional sectors to network and mingle. The goal is to provide long-term value to deserving causes - but also to have fun and create a socially and professionally viable atmosphere as well.
Weave Fundraiser WALK A MILE IN HER SHOESOn April 23, 944 men took to the streets in high heels and literally "walked a mile in her shoes" to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their efforts raised more than $312,000 to support WEAVE's 24/7 crisis intervention services for survivors in our community with 100% of the funds raises used for local services. WEAVE's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is the largest men's walk against gender based violence in the world. Photos by Tia Gemmell www.phototia.com The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is fun opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects, and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women.This year will mark the 6th Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. This annual fundraiser has changed how our entire region works collectively to build a community that does not tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault. It has raised more funds to ensure survivors have the resources they need to be safe and thrive.
Make-A-Wish Wine and Food Fest
Photos: Pet-A-Palooza 2016
THE RIVER DISTRICT HOSTED 4th ANNUAL PINK THE BOULEVARD TO RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESSTHE RIVER DISTRICT HOSTED 4th ANNUAL PINK THE BOULEVARD TO RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENES with almost 20 businesses on or near Richards Boulevard to PINK the Boulevard with the installation of 1,000 pink ribbons to honor the nearly 1,000 individuals who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in Sacramento country on May 7th. The community awareness campaign, which invites businesses and business leaders to Light Up, Decorate & Donate, is both a fundraiser for the Komen Sacramento Valley affiliate and a community awareness campaign created to remind area residents and businesses about the upcoming Race for the Cure.
Double RainbowsAfter the rain Friday we were treated to some beautiful double rainbows.
Prince: June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

More From CBS Sacramento

The Taz Show
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 6am – 6pm ET

Listen Live