A lawmaker from San Joaquin County is going to ask the State of California for reimbursement to cover expenses related to the ongoing search for victims of the “Speed Freak Killers”.
Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani told FOX40 she plans to introduce legislation soon asking the State to help cover the increasing costs being paid by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Galgiani, costs related to the search at an old well site in Linden have reached $90,000 so far. That figure includes staff from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, large equipment, crime scene tools, forensic experts and other costs.
It’s not immediately clear if this number also includes costs associated with a related search in Calaveras County where crews discovered the remains of Chevelle Wheeler and Cyndi Vanderheiden earlier this month.
Crews started searching the formerly-sealed Linden well on Feb. 10th, after the Calaveras County remains were found. In letters and phone calls from San Quentin, convicted killer Wesley Shermantine identified both sites as where he and his childhood friend, Loren Herzog, buried bodies.
FOX40 spoke with Assemblywoman Galgiani about the ongoing search and how she has stayed in contact with the families of victims of the "Speed Freak Killers", watch the raw interview here.
Galgiani represents California’s 17th District, which includes parts of Stockton, Tracy and south along I-5. She says asking the state for financial assistance is common after large search efforts.