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One year since Orrin, Orson West disappeared from California City

Community is still looking for answers
Orrin and Orson West
Posted at 3:48 PM, Feb 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 11:43:20-05

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (KERO) — It's now been over a year since anyone saw Orrin and Orson West, the two brothers who went missing out of California City on December 21st, 2020. There are still no clues or any signs around what may have happened to the boys.

Since then several community prayer vigils have been held on the 21st of every month, including one held Monday night. The community is still looking for answers and is thinking of the boys.

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Since their disappearance, the Bakersfield Police Department has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern Secret Witness hotline at (661) 322-4040.

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