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BPD: Investigators have received information to believe Micah Holsonbake was murdered

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2022-04-04 18:07:54-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department has been investigating the disappearance of Micah Holsonbake and investigators have received information leading them to believe Micah Holsonbake is deceased and that he was murdered.

On April 25, 2018, the Kern County Sheriff's Department began investigating the disappearance of Baylee Despot.

According to police, the investigations into the murder of Micah Holsonbake and missing person Baylee Despot have a number of commonalities including witnesses, locations, and evidence. The Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff’s Department have agreed that both cases will be investigated by the Bakersfield Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding either case is asked to contact Detective Garrett at (661) 326-3504, the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040