UPDATE (March 26): California City police said an arrest has been made in connection to the search Friday.
Officials said unidentified human remains were found in a shallow grave during the search at the home on 86th Street near Lime Avenue.
One person was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for murder, but they have not been identified. The department said the suspect was arrested in the 8000 block of California City Boulevard.
The remains will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Authorities were digging at a California City home Friday after receiving information there was evidence related to a woman who went missing a decade ago, her mother told 17 News.
Sheri Smith, mother of Desiree Thompson, said police informed her the activity at a home in the area of Lime Avenue and 86th Street was connected to her daughter’s disappearance in January 2012. Thompson was 30 at the time.
Earlier, California City Police Chief Jon Walker stressed the digging had nothing to do with the investigation into the disappearance of Orrin and Orson West, and the occupants of the home were not involved.
FBI agents were at the scene Friday afternoon.
Thompson went missing after leaving her home on 68th Street the night of Jan. 7, 2012.
Late Friday, Thompson’s family was told human remains were located from the dig, but a positive identification on the remains has not been determined.