Cal City, CA–Community members in Cal City as well as the family of Orrin and Orson West are extremely upset over the disappearance of the toddlers who went missing from their adoptive parents home Dec. 21. Trezell and Jacqueline West, the adoptive parents, says the boys went missing while playing in the backyard as Trezell got wood. People have continued to volunteer their time in search efforts for the boys.
The reward for the toddlers has now been increased to $80,000.
The boys biological mother, Ryan Dean, says that she suspects foul play in the disappearance of her sons, which Trezell West says he completely understands. Cal City Police Chief Jon Walker said during a press conference that he does suspect foul play, but could not provide further details. Multiple agencies including the FBI are working with Cal City on the case.
A private investigator has been hired to assist and believes the best place to look for the boys are near areas such as Tehachapi and surrounding areas such as Sand Canyon. Bill Garcia has been a private investigator for 30 years and says he recieved a tip from a woman who claimed to have seen the boys at a grocery store in Tepachi.
The toddlers adoptive parents have released a statement and are asking the public to call local representatives, to make sure they keep the investigation a priority, as well as volunteering to search. They have also put up $30,000 towards the reward.
“Keep the Boys Names Lifted Up! — Spread the word about the missing boys. The truth is out there and we need any and everyone who may know something to come forward to the appropriate authorities. There several rewards that are being offered for information leading to the return of the boys including one from our family.”
Full statement can be found here: FAMILY OF MISSING BOYS — ORRIN AND ORSON WEST — OFFERS $30K REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THEIR RETURN