Inmate Loren Herzog. Photo Courtesy of the Stockton Record
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - State officials say convicted serial
killer Loren Herzog has committed suicide.
KCRA-TV reports Herzog hanged himself and prison officials found his body early Tuesday morning. He had been living in a trailer outside the High Desert State Prison in Lassen County since his release in 2010.
KCRA reports the Department of Justice said Herzog died at 12:30
Herzog and his friend Wesley Shermantine were each initially
convicted for a series of killings in San Joaquin County.
Herzog served 11 years of a 78-year sentence before an appeals
court reduced the term, ruling his statements were illegally
Parole agents went to Herzog's home around midnight Tuesday when
a low-battery alarm on his GPS unit went off.
State and county authorities are investigating his death.
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