Mom: Daughter was killed by 'Speed Freak Killers', but sheriff's office not cooperating

6:17 PM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - The mother of a woman missing for nearly 25 years has information that makes her believe her daughter's was the victim of the "Speed Freak Killers," Wes Shermantine and Loren Herzog.

Sue Kizer believes the remains of her daughter Gayle Marks, who disappeared in 1988, were in a well near Linden. She was told by someone, who saw items removed from the well,  that there was a photo of a woman who resembled Marks.

Unfortunately for Kizer, she said the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office won't let her see the items for her to know for sure.

"If I could Identify my daughters purse, or anything that was there that was my daughter's, they'd have a case closed," Kizer said.

She said all efforts to communicate with detectives under Sheriff Steve Moore have been fruitless.

"If it was his child out there, they'd want to know," Kizer said.

On Wednesday, a report that was done by a doctor at the CSU Chico Human Remains Identification Lab in September was made public. The report said bones pulled from the well last winter, included remains of a child between the age of 5 and 14.

READ MORE: DNA analysis of Jo Anne Hobson's remains found at Linden well

The family of Michaela Garecht is now paying closer attention since Shermantine has hinted from Death Row that Herzog was responsible for the girl's disappearance as well.

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Assem. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, said the removal of remains near Linden should have been handled by the FBI, as opposed to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. She too said the sheriff has been uncooperative as she tries to help victim's families learn what was in the well.

"There's a task force that I assembled, and they all have something in common," said Galgiani. "We can't get information from the sheriff."

By Tim Daly,


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