Wesley Shermantine

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
One of the Speed Freak Killers4-24MaleCaucasianUSANomadicSexual, Sadistic1971 (abt)n/a

One of the “Speed Freak Killers”, Wesley Shermantine killed between 4 and 24 people. He killed primarily for sport.

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Wesley Shermantine Stops Assisting With Searches

on August 8th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Wesley Shermantine has declared that he will no longer help in the search for his victims. In several letters, Shermantine railed against bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, who has been slow in sending him promised rewards. California Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, visited with Shermantine in San Quentin State Prison, but did…

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Wesley Shermantine Endores Mayoral Candidate

on May 16th, 2012 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

The Wesley Shermantine story just gets more and more bizarre. Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla has paid Shermantine for information leader to the recovery of the remains of Shermantine’s victims. He is also running for mayor of Sacramento. Shermantine has publicly endorsed his campaign. And Padilla is accepting the endorsement: If…

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Wesley Shermantine has Drawn a Second Map

on April 26th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

According to bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, Wesley Shermantine has drawn a second map to locations where bodies may be buried. The map included drawings of wells and detailed notes. Said Padilla: This is a big one. This has a lot of information on it and what’s amazing to me is…

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Two More Victims of the Speed Freak Killers Identified

on April 1st, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Two bodies found by investigators from a map drawn by Wesley Shermantine have been identified. DNA identified the remains of Kimberly Billy and Joann Hobson, after their skeletons were found in a sealed well 100 miles east of San Francisco. Nearly 1,000 human bone fragments were found in the well,…

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Victim Studies 015: Wesley Shermantine

on March 19th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Wesley Howard Shermantine, otherwise known as one of the Speed Freak Killers, is a serial killer who was charged for the murders of 4 people in the United States. He was found guilty of four murders in 1999 and sentenced to death. Although he was found guilty of four murders…

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Wesley Shermantine Writes Second Letter to Media

on March 12th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Wesley Shermantine has written a second letter to CBS13 Sacramento’s Koula Gianulias. The letter is posted here. The most notable part is that he claims he, Loren Herzog and an unnamed person killer 72 people. The name of his associate is blacked out, assumably by CBS13 as there’s no evidence…

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Wesley Shermantine Describes Third Well with Body

on February 22nd, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

According to reports by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, Wesley Shermantine told him Monday night about the location of a third well that might contain human remains. Padilla has been paying Shermantine for the information. Recently, Shermantine’s information lead investigators to a well near Linden in San Joaquin County, where he…

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Second Wesley Shermantine Victim Found

on February 11th, 2012 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Information given by Wesley Shermantine has led investigators to the partial remains of another victim. The partial skull and bones found by trained dogs is believed to belong to a 16-year-old girl. Chevelle “Chevy” Wheeler played hooky from Franklin High School with Shermantine on October 16, 1985. She never returned…

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Skull of Possible Wesley Shermantine Victim Found

on February 10th, 2012 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

John Vanderheiden, the father of one of Wesley Shermantine’s presumed victims, has been told by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department that a skull has been found using a map drawn by Shermantine. They believe the skull may belong to his daughter. The skull was found in rural Calaveras County…

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Investigators Searching for Bodies on Wesley Shermantine’s Former Property

on February 9th, 2012 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

KCRA-TV reports that investigators are searching the property previously owned by the parents of Wesley Shermantine in the hopes of finding the bodies of more of his victims. Shermantine has repeatedly promised to reveal the locations of his victims, but has yet to produce anything useful. Investigators suspect that Shermantine…

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