Remains of teen, fetus found inside Linden well

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  • JoAnn Hobson, Kimberly Billy

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA - Forensic anthropologists were able to develop a profile for a third victim who was found inside a Linden well where "Speed Freak Killer" Wesley Shermantine said bodies were buried.

Shermantine told law enforcement that Loren Herzog buried the bodies of people he killed in a well on Flood Road and in the surrounding area.

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San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies found three bodies inside of the Linden well in early February after following Shermantine's direction.

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Two of the bodies were identified as Kimberly Billy and Joann Hobson.

Anthropologists said the third body was of a female with mixed ancestry, aged 16 to 18 years old. She was 5'1" to 5'4" tall. Law enforcement also found the remains of a fetus 28 to 32 weeks old.

There have been no DNA matches to help identify the remains.

The San Joaquin Sheriff's Department asks anyone who knows of a missing person fitting the profile of the third person found in the well to call (209) 468-5087.


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