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Up to $16,000 reward being offered for information regarding two of the 'Bakersfield 3'

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 18:59:22-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — There is now up to $16,000 being offered for information in the disappearance of Baylee Despot and the murder of Micah Holsonbake, two victims of what is known as the 'Bakersfield 3'.

According to Secret Witness of Kern County a reward of $16,000 specifically for information leading to the "successful resolution of the disappearance" of Despot is being offered. Despot went missing in April of 2018.

Officials are also offering a separate reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of Holsonbake. He reportedly disappeared in March of 2018. Human remains belonging to Holsonbake were reportedly located in the Kern River in August of 2018. Officials believed he was the victim of a homicide.

Officials also believe the murder of Micah Holsonbake and the disappearance of Baylee Despot are related.

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.