CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — California City approved a $25,000 reward in the case of the two boys reported missing in the community, back on Dec. 21.
The reward was requested by Cal City manager Anna Linn and was unanimously approved by council members during a special meeting Thursday evening.
The reward will be offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the conviction or arrest of a suspect in the case, or to the location of the boys.
Linn said the amount matches the $25,000 reward announced by three businesses in recent days, for a total of $50,000.
Since the adoptive parents of 3-year-old Orson West and 4-year-old Orrin West reported them missing from their Cal City home, multiple searches have been coordinated by the community.
In the meantime, Cal City police, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and the Bakersfield Police Department continue their investigation.