Bone may come from girl who vanished in 1988

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Michaela Garecht, 9, was kidnapped from Hayward, Calif.

HAYWARD, CA (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine whether a bone fragment found in a Central Valley well is that of a 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped nearly 24 years ago.

Her mother, Sharon Murch, tells the Oakland Tribune that the 3-inch fragment is being DNA tested, but she believes it's probably her daughter's.

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Michaela Garecht was kidnapped outside a Hayward market on Nov. 19, 1988.

Hayward police Lt. Roger Keener says the fragment was unearthed in a well in Linden, near Stockton, that's believed to hold victims of the so-called "Speed Freak Killers." Remains of a 16-year-old girl were found there this year.

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Methamphetamine addicts Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog were convicted of four murders and they're suspected of as many as 15 that occurred in the San Joaquin County area.

The Associated Press

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