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Police use imaging devices on landscape in search of missing Cal City boys

Police use imaging devices on landscape in search of missing Cal City boys
Posted at 6:37 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 12:19:43-05

CAL CITY, Calif. (KERO) — The California City Police Department returned to the adoptive parents' home of missing Orrin and Orson West to use imaging devices to take photos of several feet of ground on the property.

The adoptive parents of 3-year-old Orson and 4-year-old Orrin, say the boys vanished from the home's backyard while playing on Dec. 21.

Police have not named any suspects or persons of interest, but the boys' biological mother Ryan Dean said she blames the adoptive parents.

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Adoption process comes with arduous process

Kristin Vartan, 23ABC
5:07 AM, Dec 30, 2020

On Monday, a group of family members from the boys' biological family stating they received reports of activity at the adoptive father Trezell West's family home in Bakersfield. The biological family said a confrontation occurred and the Bakersfield Police Department was called, who stated they were not involved in the case as it is under the Cal City Police Department's jurisdiction.

Nothing of significance was found during the search of the Cal City home Monday, according to California City Police Chief Jon Walker.

After the boys' disappearance, the West's responded to Dean's accusations against them. On Dec. 24, Trezell West told 23ABC Dean's response was "understandable" but that all they wanted was, "to find our babies."

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Adoptive parents of missing 3 and 4-year-old boys speak out

Bayan Wang, 23ABC
6:02 PM, Dec 23, 2020

The investigation into the boys' disappearance remains active and a reward for information now totals $100,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cal City PD at (760) 373-8606.

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