Mystery Deepens Around Human Bones Found In Linden Attic After Man’s Death

Doug Mapes died outside his Linden home in December. His stepson, Kenny Cunigan, went up to the attic to help his mother clean out Mapes’ belongings when they made a disturbing discovery in a box.


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Women-Only Gun Classes Growing In Popularity

They’re getting ready to hit the target – and they’re doing a good job


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UPDATE: FBI Abandons Dig Of Linden Well After Coming Up Empty

A dig for human remains in a Linden area well failed, the FBI said on Thursday, and there are no plans for future searches.


The field in Linden where the FBI did a site survey on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

No Human Remains Found Yet At Linden Well Site

After 25 days into its excavation efforts of a filled-in well, the FBI team in Linden has not discovered any human remains thus far.


Workers sift through the remains of Speed Freak Killers' victims found at a dig site in Linden in September 2012. (credit: CBS)

FBI Team Ready To Excavate Linden Well In Search For Human Remains

After nearly two weeks of site preparation, an FBI team is ready to begin sifting through soil from a Linden well in the search for human remains, the agency said Wednesday.



CBS13 Continues To Push For Documents In ‘Speed Freak Killers’ Case

For months CBS13 has requested documents from San Joaquin County authorities in the “Speed Freak Killers” case, trying to figure out how one of the victims remains were mixed with another victim’s.


Workers sift through the remains of Speed Freak Killers' victims found at a dig site in Linden in September 2012. (credit: CBS)

FBI Excavating Linden Well In Search Of Remains Of The Speed Freak Killers’ Victims

Investigators appear to have resumed their search for remains of the victims of the Speed Freak Killers’ in the town of Linden.


The dig site in Linden where more than 1,000 human bone fragments have been recovered from a well. (credit: CBS13)

San Joaquin Sheriff Stands By Handling Of Hobson’s Remains

Faced with mounting criticism over its handling of the “Speed Freak Killers” case, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Friday afternoon in which the sheriff stood by how the dig for victims’ remains was handled.


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.

FBI Agents Back In Linden In ‘Speed Freak Killers’ Investigation

FBI agents were back in the town of Linden on Tuesday doing what they called a “site survey” in the investigation Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, known as the “Speed Freak Killers.”


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Padilla Pays Speed Freak Killer For Information Leading To Remains

Serial killer Wesley Shermantine is just days away from getting his first check from bounty hunter Leonard Padilla.



Dig Expert Says Better Method Available For Well Searches

Responding to criticism on the search for human remains in a well near Linden last week, investigators say they’ve followed procedure, but experts say there are alternative methods that can preserve the remains and the crime scene.


Workers sift through the remains of Speed Freak Killers' victims found at a dig site in Linden in September 2012. (credit: CBS)

UPDATE: Crews Reach Bottom Of Well In Search For Remains

Cews reached the bottom of a rural well Wednesday where a convicted killer said he and a friend dumped several bodies during a killing spree