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FBI: No Human Remains Found in Well Site

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Areal view of FBI crews digging in Linden in January 2013


Nothing has been found inside an abandoned well in San Joaquin County, where federal agents have been digging for about a month, hoping to find remains of victims of the Speed Freak Killers.

The FBI started digging in the well in Linden last month after information from convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine and other sources seemed to suggest victims were buried there. The well was about 100-feet below pasture land.

No human remains were found during the dig; only animal bones, trash and other discarded items were found.

Last year, another well site was excavated by San Joaquin County and multiple human remains were found.

The FBI spoke with reporters Thursday, and said while they would like to speak with Shermantine, who is currently in San Quentin, they say he has not been receptive.

At this time, the FBI says they have no other digs planned.

“We are disappointed that our efforts did not yield remains, offering closure to families who suspect that Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog were involved in the disappearance of their loved ones,” said Herb Brown, Special Agent in Charge for the FBI’s Sacramento office.

The month-long dig used resources and equipment from both federal and local agencies, so how much did it all cost? Ben Deci will have those details on FOX40 News at 6.

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