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$100,000 now being offered for missing Cal City boys

Orrin and Orson West
Posted at 2:52 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 17:01:12-05

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (KERO) — The reward for the two boys reported missing in California City on Dec. 21 has been raised again and now totals $`100,000.

According to Cal City Manager Anna Linn, residents Ron and Kim Smith are offering $10,000 on behalf of Valley Baptist Church Wednesday, for "information that results in bringing these dear little boys home." West Coast Realty is also putting up $10,000 under the same terms.

The reward amount totaled $80,000 prior to Wednesday.

The additional $20,000 increases the total reward money to $100,000 in the case of missing 3-year-old Orson West and missing 4-year-old Orrin West.

Jamal Watkins, the oldest brother of the boys' adoptive father Trezell West, told 23ABC News that statements from the extended family "do not represent or speak for the adoptive parents. We are concerned grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins who are all focused on finding the boys and uncovering the truth about what has happened."

Prior to this additional reward, the California City council unanimously voted for a $25,000 reward to 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.