Bakersfield Police confirm the arm found in a duffel bag in the Kern River this summer was that of 35-year-old Micah Holsenbake, who disappeared in March, and two people in his circle are also missing or dead. Sgt. Brian Holcombe tells KGET TV the DNA confirmation led to an extensive search of the riverbank Saturday near Hart Park. “At this point, we are wrapping that search up, and we have not located any further human remains.” Twenty-one-year-old Baylee Despot was last seen around the same time and 38-year-old James Kulstad was shot to death, all three knew each other. The investigations into what happened to them have been consolidated and is now widely referred to at The Bakersfield 3.

Suzanne Grant