Padilla: Shermantine’s Map Still Revealing Clues in Search for Bodies

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Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla shows FOX40 Wesley Shermantine’s map of where his victim’s may be buried.


In an enormous, incredibly detailed map, Wesley Shermantine says there is another well, now covered by a driveway, sitting just feet from the original flood road dig site where more victims of himself and Loren Herzog are buried.

Grass is now growing over the original speed freak killers dig site on Flood Road in San Joaquin County.

The excavated well yielded three bodies in this decades-old case: Kimberly Billy and Joann Hobson’s remains were identified. A third body is still considered a Jane Doe but according to the map, the property in the rolling grass outside Linden isn’t done revealing victims.

Shermantine’s map includes misspelled road names, tips for Sacramento bounty hunter Leonard Padilla and notes about where he and Loren Herzog spent years killing people and dumping their bodies.

“He sent us this map because then he can actually sit in his cell and tell us where to go on this map, and we’re not guessing. It’s working out quite well,” said Padilla.

Padilla says the fact the well is now covered over by concrete won’t be a problem from historical bone dogs.

“In a situation like this, the bones are still giving off emissions and they come up and hit the cement and they roll off to the sides,” said Padilla.

The bounty hunter spoke with Shermantine Tuesday morning and says there is no reason law enforcement and the public shouldn’t distrust the convicted killer anymore.

“As far as the project, whatever you want to call it, it’s bearing fruit because we were able to get the bodies in Calaveras,” said Padilla. “We just had the memorial for Cyndi Vanderheiden. These two here and the third body that hasn’t been identified.”

Ian McDonald contributed to this report

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