BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are reminding the public a reward up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and charges in the death of James Kulstad — a member of the “Bakersfield 3.”
Kulstad was shot dead early April 8, 2018, in the 5700 block of Sandstone Lane in south Bakersfield. A possible suspect vehicle was described as a newer-model silver sedan.
Kulstad, Baylee Despot and Micah Holsonbake became known as the Bakersfield 3 because each was killed or went missing within two months in 2018.
Prosecutors allege Matthew Queen and Despot tortured and killed Holsonbake over a missing gun. Queen is currently in trial. Despot vanished in 2018 and has not been heard from.
Anyone with information is asked to call Secret Witness at 661-322-4040 or the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.