Authorities have decided to move forward with plans to transport a convicted serial killer to California's Central Valley, where he says a dozen or more victims are buried.
Death row inmate Wesley Shermantine is offering the information after a bounty hunter struck a deal to pay him more than $30,000. Shermantine claims the bodies were stashed in San Joaquin and Calaveras counties.
Investigators say Shermantine and childhood friend Loren Herzog went on a methamphetamine-fueled killing spree during the 1980s and 90s. They were dubbed the "Speed Freak Killers" during their trials.
Federal, state and local officials held a meeting Friday to discuss the claims amid concerns over Shermantine's credibility.
Afterward, San Joaquin Sheriff Steve Moore said they want to bring Shermantine to the supposed burial grounds in the "near future."
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.