Search party looks for missing college student Dane Elkins in Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — In Downtown Bakersfield, a search team set out to look for any signs of missing college student Dane Elkins.

A group of searchers went out to look for any clues or information on Elkins on Saturday morning. Elkins is a UC Santa Cruz student whose car was found abandoned north of Castaic last December. His family believes he’s been sighted in Bakersfield, so volunteers met up at Mill Creek to help find him.

“I understand what his mom’s going through … that’s your child, and then you go missing for two months, you’re going to be going crazy trying to find your kid,” she said.

Elkins’ family believes Dane may have become mentally distressed due to the pandemic.

The family respectfully asks anyone who may have seen Elkins or know his whereabouts to send pictures, videos or information to searchingfordaneelkins@gmail.com.

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