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Still Missing: 15 children remain missing in Kern County, some as far back as 1987

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 21:09:18-04

On Wednesday, the Bakersfield Police Department announced that missing 16-year-old Brisa Torres, who had run away from home, was found safe. Sadly, for Patricia Alatorre the ending was not so happy. The 13-year-old was killed by a man now in police custody.

In addition, authorities are still looking for two more teenagers - 16-year-old Benjamin Sandoval of California City and 17-year-old Katlyn Kinoshita of Bakersfield - were listed as missing just this week.

And though the BPD says that the number of missing juveniles is lower than average this year, there are still 13 other teens missing in Kern County, some dating as far back as 1987.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, here is a list of the children still missing from Kern County:

NOTE(S): Some of those missing would now be adults, but have been included because they went missing prior to turning 20. In those cases, "aged" photos are included.

Benjamin Sandoval
Missing Since: Jun 5, 2020
Missing From: California City, CA
DOB: Mar 10, 2004
Age Now: 16
Sex: Male
Race: Biracial
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180 lb


Katlyn Kinoshita

Katlyn Kinoshita
Missing Since: July 4, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
Age Now: 17
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160 lb


Samora Maldonado

Samora Maldonado
Missing Since: Jun 28, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: May 25, 2006
Age Now: 14
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 155 lbs


Adrian Vasquez

Adrian Vasquez
Missing Since: May 25, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Apr 28, 2003
Age Now: 17
Sex: Male
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 220 lbs


Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez
Missing Since: Apr 16, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Oct 29, 2002
Age Now: 17
Sex: Male
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Heigh: t5'8"
Weight: 120 lbs


Aija Avalos

Aija Avalos
Missing Since: Mar 24, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Apr 15, 2003
Age Now: 17
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 140 lbs


Brice Welch

Brice Welch
Missing Since: Mar 16, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Oct 8, 2002
Age Now: 17
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs


Destiny Yelland

Destiny Yelland
Missing Since: Mar 6, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Dec 21, 2002
Age Now: 17
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 115 lbs


Lilyana Ramirez

Lilyana Ramirez
Missing Since: Feb 23, 2020
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Jun 17, 2003
Age Now: 17
Sex: Female
Race: Biracial
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 140 lbs


Joshua Martin-burrow

Joshua Martin-burrow
Missing Since: Oct 1, 2019
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Dec 11, 2002
Age Now: 17
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair Color: Lt. Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 110 lbs


Bobby Mcpherson

Bobby Mcpherson
Missing Since: Aug 1, 2019
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Jan 31, 2003
Age Now: 17
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160 lbs


Lisamarie Canchola

Lisamarie Canchola
Missing Since: Mar 30, 2015
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: Mar 13, 1998
Age Now: 22
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 120 lbs


Deisy Herrera

Deisy Herrera
Missing Since: Dec 28, 1987
Missing From: Bakersfield, CA
DOB: May 6, 1984
Age Now: 36
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 3'0"
Weight: 40 lbs


Austin Hernandez

Austin Hernandez
Missing Since: Apr 28, 1997
Missing From: Tehachapi, CA
DOB: Jun 10, 1996
Age Now: 24
Sex: Male
Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 2'2"
Weight: 18 lbs