LINDEN, CA - A second well not far from the one where searchers have recovered more than 1,000 bone fragments is the next focus in the search for more victims of serial killers Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog.
San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department Deputy Les Garcia said the well is east of the first well on property on E. Flood Road that was formerly a cattle ranch.
The first well, which was filled in by the owner in the mid to late 1980s, was being cleared so that a camera could lowered into it. Cadaver dogs from Santa Clara County will be brought in Friday to detect if there are human remains in the dirt cleared out, Garcia said.
"He [property owner] bought the property in 1982," said Garcia.
"He had the well sealed off. He filled it with washing machines, car parts, blocks of concrete. To his recollection, he thinks he sealed it off in the mid to late 1980s."