BPD: East Bakersfield Search Warrant Relating to Lacking California Metropolis Boys Is Normal Course of Information

The Bakersfield Police Department issued a search warrant last week in an East Bakersfield dormitory into the ongoing investigation of two California City young children who went missing in December.

In a press release, the department announced that there had been numerous media inquiries about the facts surrounding the case. The BPD took over the lead of the investigation two weeks ago.

The press release states that search warrants are a standard investigative tool and legal measure in a wide variety of cases. The BPD also warned the public against speculating and guessing about guilt during an ongoing investigation.

Three-year-old Orson and four-year-old Orrin West have been missing since December 21, when their adoptive parents Trezell and Jacqueline West contacted police and said the boys disappeared from their California home while they were playing with chalk on the sidewalk in the backyard late on Afternoon.

Both the birth and adoptive families of the boys are or were residents of Bakersfield.

The story made national headlines, kicking off California City, home to 14,000 people, as well as much of Kern County.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Kern Secret Witness at 322-4040 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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