Third skull found

Lenore Rutherford, The Union Democrat


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.

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