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Search continues for missing boys Orrin and Orson West, reported missing Monday

Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 11:04:48-05

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (KERO) — The search continues for two toddlers from California City who were reported missing Monday night as the community checks all around the city to find the 3 and 4-year-olds.

Officials did confirm that a search warrant was issued Monday night at the house the boys were living in.

As of Tuesday night, the believed foster parents are at police headquarters being interviewed by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. Investigators are also running forensic exams on certain items that belong to the toddlers.

“Search helicopters came out, about 100 people gathered to search the surrounding area, knocking on doors,” said Jennifer Wood, a California City resident.

Three and four-year-old, Orrin and Orson West, were reported missing Monday night around 5 p.m.

“When I got up, they still hadn’t been found,” added Wood.

Jennifer Wood resumed her search efforts Tuesday after looking all Monday night for the missing boys, as she fears for their safety.

“These are two little boys, they are about 3 feet tall. And if they are out there, they are scared,” said Wood.

The toddlers, believed to be at their foster parent's house in California City, was the set meeting point for another search party on Tuesday.

Lamiya Patrick, a California City resident also told 23ABC that the believed to be foster parents have not come out of the house besides to speak to law enforcement.

“He came out and spoke to the police but he did not come out and greet the people who are trying to help find the babies,” said Patrick.

“The parents haven’t come out to say boo, or hi, or thank you for helping or anything,” added Wood.

23ABC did speak to the believed to foster father of the two missing boys, but he declined an interview and wished to keep his name private. He said that police were asking that they stay inside and wait.

But, that has not stopped the community from searching.

“I just want us to help keep searching for the babies because we know that if it was one of our own, we would want the community out supporting us,” said Patrick.

“We need all the prayers we can get to find these babies so that we can bring them home safe and sound,” added Wood.

If you have any information regarding this case call the Cal City Police at (760) 373-8606