Search links vampire cult to 2 slayings Teen-agers not expected to fight extradition

December 02, 1996|By ORLANDO SENTINEL

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Lake County investigators searched a slain couple's Ford Explorer yesterday. The car had been used by five vampire-worshiping teens charged as adults in the deaths.

Investigators were tight-lipped about what they found but did say that an initial search had uncovered significant evidence linking the teen-agers to the bludgeoning deaths of Naomi Ruth Wendorf, 54, and her husband, Richard, 49, in their rural north Lake County home Nov. 24.

Deputies were preparing five patrol cars at the sheriff's office in Tavares, Fla., for a trip to Baton Rouge to pick up the suspects, who fled from Florida late last week. They do not expect any of the teens to fight extradition.

The couple's 15-year-old daughter, Heather; her former boyfriend Roderick Ferrell, 16; Howard Scott Anderson, 16; and Sarah "Shea" Remington, also known as Charity Lynn Keesee, 16, were being held in the juvenile detention facility in Baton Rouge.

The fifth suspect, Dana L. Cooper, 19, was being held in the adult jail, also in Baton Rouge. All five were charged by Louisiana authorities with one count each of being fugitives from justice.

Pub Date: 12/02/96

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