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Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing child

Damien Ruiz, Patricia Crocker
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:54:00-04

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing child.

According to the BPD, 5-year-old Damian Ruiz was last seen at a residence in the 6000 block of Chicory Drive during the week of June 1, 2020. He is described as standing 3' tall, weighing about 100 pounds with long brown hair, and brown eyes.

Ruiz is believed to be in the company of Patricia Crocker, who was the girlfriend of his legal guardian, that is now in the custody of law enforcement. Damien Ruiz has been living with Crocker for several years.

Crocker is described as a white female about 41-years-old, standing 5’3” and weighing about 130 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Ruiz is not considered to be in any imminent danger. However, the BPD reports that "his other legal guardian is now seeking to know his whereabouts and it is believed that Crocker and the child’s father are trying to conceal him."

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.