Third skull found

Lenore Rutherford, The Union Democrat

BREAKING NEWS

A third discovery ofhuman remains has been made in the case of convicted murdererWesley Shermantine. San Joaquin County Sheriff's spokesman Les Garcia said what appears to be a partial human skull and human bones were found in a welloff Flood Road in Lindenabout 4 p.m. Saturday. Crews were still excavating on the property Sunday, and Garcia said they will probably be out there for several more days, if not weeks. The remains will be sent to the Department of Justice for identification.

Another new development is the tentative identification of the first body, found Thursday morning on Leonard Road propertynear San Andreasformerly owned by Shermantine's family, as Cyndi Vanderheiden, of Clements. She has been missing since 1998.

11867051
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Tuolumne County residents plan McClintock protest

02/16/2017

People on both sides of the polarized political spectrum in Tuolumne County ... more

Authorities ID driver in fatal J59 wreck

02/17/2017

A Sonora doctor has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as ... more

Jury acquits Barrett on two charges

02/17/2017

A Calaveras County Superior Court jury found Jeremiah Barrett not guilty Friday ... more

Lode gets ‘Vaxxed’

02/14/2017

A black tour bus promoting the 2016 documentary “Vaxxed: from Cover-up to ... more