Search party members say they found items that may be related to California City missing boys

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UPDATE (Jan. 3, 2021): Members of the search team who found a gift bag with one of the missing boy’s names on it think it may have just been blown into the desert from a memorial outside the home.

The gift bag was found sometime Saturday by members of a community search party who continue their efforts to locate missing Orson and Orrin West. The two boys were last seen on Dec. 21, 2020.

The West home in California City has become a memorial site for community members hoping for the boys’ safe return. Many items like stuffed animals, candles and gift bags were left in front of the home.


CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (KGET) — It’s been 12 days since two California City boys were reported missing. On Saturday, members of a community search party say they found items that could possibly be linked to the boys’ disappearance.

The owners of the Greenstone marijuana dispensary organized the search party Saturday afternoon. It included several dozen residents of California City and surrounding areas.

According to members of the search party, a Christmas gift bag with one of the boys name’s on it, as well as clothing items were found during the search. The community members say the items were taken to police for further analysis. The California City Police Department has not confirmed that they have been given items found Saturday, and it’s still unclear how the found items ended up in the desert near the home.

The owner of Greenstone and Preferred Towing has put up a $20,000 reward for information on the boys’ whereabouts.

Anyone with information and looking to collect the reward can call the California City Police Department at 760-373-8606. To remain anonymous, but ineligible for the reward, call the Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.

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