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New reward offered for California City boys and Bakersfield street evangelist gets involved

Posted at 6:03 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2022-03-02 11:50:24-05

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — There has been no sign of 3-year-old Orson West and 4-year-old Orrin West since they were reporting missing in California City on Dec. 21.

Since then, the community has searched dozens of miles of desert, held vigils and posted fliers of the boys all over the town of a little more than 14,000 residents.

On Wednesday, GreenStone, a cannabis dispensary in Cal City announced the first reward in the case, which "will pay up to $10,000 ... to the person, or persons who provide information leading to the finding of Orrin and Orson," the reward flyer read.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to these babies," the owners of the dispensary Rick and Amanda Jones said in a statement sent to 23ABC News. "We hope offering a reward for information will help find," them.

In the most recent demonstration of support, Bakersfield street evangelist Tom Alexander traveled to the vandalized home of the boys' adoptive parents. It's the place where the parent's told police the boys were last seen.

"Prayer works anywhere, but there's nothing like on-site praying because you get to pray for people personally," Alexander said.

With Alexander, was a 12 foot wooden cross attached to a small wheel that he says he's pushed along the streets of 50 states, when tragedy in those locale's have struck.

The cross was staged in front of the boys' home Wednesday morning.

In the meantime, GreenStone has planned a search party for Saturday at 1 p.m., which will begin on the corner of Proctor and California City Boulevard.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the California City Police Department at 760-373-8606.

For those that would like to stay anonymous, authorities ask you call the Kern County Secret Witness hotline at 661-322-4040.