It’s been over two months since two young boys went missing from their foster parents backyard. Four year old Orrin West and three year old Orson West disappeared on December 21st.The Bakersfield Police Department announced today they will now be the lead investigators on this case.
Their full press release can be seen below:
The Bakersfield Police Department is now the primary or lead agency for the investigation into the December 21, 2020 disappearance of Orrin and Orson West and
the circumstances surrounding it. The California City Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation will continue to have active roles in the investigation.
The primary or lead agency is responsible for investigative strategies, obtaining information, resource allocation and fact compiling. Due to facts now known to
investigators, and the circumstances surrounding the disappearance, the City of Bakersfield is a historical nexus to the children.
The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for anyone who had contact with Orrin and/or Orson West within the past year, regardless of the context, to contact us via Secret Witness at 661 322-4040. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts, circumstances or history of the little boys is encouraged to share that information with law enforcement by utilizing the Secret Witness tip-line at 661 322-4040.
We understand the public outcry for information regarding the ongoing efforts to locate Orrin and Orson West. Significant resources have and will continue to be allocated to explore all tips, investigative leads and possibilities; however, specific information regarding law enforcement efforts, strategies and knowledge will not be released to protect the integrity of the investigation. Our goal is the return of the boys and the investigation will continue until that is accomplished.
All inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to the Bakersfield Police Department.