Tenn. Victim's Body Never Found
Killer Takes Crossville Woman on "Roller Coaster Ride"
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Crossville woman says a convicted murderer sitting on California’s death row has taken her on a 26 year-long roller coaster ride.
Wesley Shermantine is one half of the notorious "Speed Freak Killers" who may have committed as many as two-dozen murders in the 1980s and 90s during a drug-fueled rampage that terrorized California’s Central Valley Region.
The bodies of more than a dozen victims are still unaccounted for. Shermatntine now says he’s willing to show authorities where some of those bodies are buried.
Plans are being made to transport the convicted killer to several different murder sites, hoping he can help investigators locate the remains of his victims.
Shermantine reportedly decided to reveal the locations now so that he’ll be free to buy candy bars and other items from the prison commissary.
Shermantine has reneged on promises to reveal where he buried his victims in the past, most recently in 2001.
Paula Wheeler’s 16 year-old daughter, Chevy, was one of Shermantines’s victims. Her body was never recovered. Wheeler says she supports allowing Shermatine to assist authorities in locating the bodies because she wants to “bring Chevy home."