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On 18 March 1999, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog were arrested, and later convicted, of multiple murders in and around the Linden area of California. The pair are known as the Speed Freak Killers and their reign of terror spanned for 15 years from 1984 to 1999. This series focuses on the estimated 60 victims, and their families, along with the investigations surrounding the cases. Why did two best friends evolve from hunting animals to hunting humans? How did two serial killers get away with potentially dozens of murders for more than a decade? Hosted by Investigative Crime Journalist Shane Waters & Wendy Cee

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On 18 March 1999, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog were arrested, and later convicted, of multiple murders in and around the Linden area of California. The pair are known as the Speed Freak Killers and their reign of terror spanned for 15 years from 1984 to 1999. This series focuses on the estimated 60 victims, and their families, along with the investigations surrounding the cases. Why did two best friends evolve from hunting animals to hunting humans? How did two serial killers get away with potentially dozens of murders for more than a decade? Hosted by Investigative Crime Journalist Shane Waters & Wendy Cee

    The Maps, Part 5: Bounty Hunters

    The Maps, Part 5: Bounty Hunters

    Rob Dick and Leonard Padilla are Bounty Hunters who got involved in the 'Speed Freak Killers' case very early on. Without their involvement the maps never would have been drawn, and the locations of the remains of most victims would still not be...

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    The Maps, Part 4: Cyndi Vanderheiden & Phillip Martin

    The Maps, Part 4: Cyndi Vanderheiden & Phillip Martin

    In this episode, we will be talking about Cyndi Vanderheiden. Cyndi was the last known victim of the Speed Freak Killers as they were both arrested shortly after her disappearance. You will also be presented with the missing person case of Phillip Cabot Lloyd Martin. Phillip went missing on September 30th, 1993, and is believed to be a possible victim of Shermantine and Herzog.

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    The Maps, Part 3: Chevy Wheeler & The Assaults

    The Maps, Part 3: Chevy Wheeler & The Assaults

    October 16th, 1985, Chevy Wheeler disappeared after telling friends she was going to be skipping school with Wesley Shermantine. Chevy's mother Paula describes the last day she saw Chevy, and the events that lead up to her disappearance. Twenty-seven years after she went missing, Chevy is finally found in a shallow grave.

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    Sister Cathy, Part 44 : False Memory Syndrome Foundation

    Sister Cathy, Part 44 : False Memory Syndrome Foundation

    Shane and Gemma sit down with Michael Salter to discuss the False Memory Syndrome Foundation and the reasons behind why they shut down at the end of 2019.

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    The Maps, Part 2: Robin Armtrout & Jo Ann Hobson

    The Maps, Part 2: Robin Armtrout & Jo Ann Hobson

    Jo Ann Hobson and Robin Armtrout disappeared from Stockton in August 1985. Robin's body was found within a week, she had been sexually assaulted and stabbed more than 40 times. Jo Ann's disappearance remained a mystery until Wesley Shermantine drew a map of the location of a well where her remains were located.

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    The Maps, Part 1: The Speed Freak Killers

    The Maps, Part 1: The Speed Freak Killers

    All seemed well in and around the community of Linden, California, in the early 1980s. Methamphetamine made its way into the life of many impressionable young people as they navigated a social life outside of High School. It's not uncommon for two best friends to enjoy hunting, but unbeknownst to the community, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog decided they would start hunting people. Their reign of terror spanned for 15 years and their victim count is estimated conservatively at 60 people. How did the two serial killers get away with dozens of murders for so long? Why did the two evolve from hunting animals to humans? Who fell victim to their torture? Join us as we dive deep into the case.


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One can’t get greedy and desire an episode every week as it is a developing story. Sadly, this developing story is a past for too many and a future that holds inevitable justice with no scheduled date of revelation. The struggle of when will that justice be made available to victims, what justice means, what it involves, psychological facts and realities for victims and perpetrators, legal and political agonies, are all currently being revealed.
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Such a great artistic way of telling about the murder of someone. I love how they worked with the family to tell the story of the victim too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Can't wait to see how the podcast grows!

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