The brothers, Orrin West, 4, and Orson West, 3, had been put up for adoption by their biological mother, Ryan Dean, shortly after they were born, KBAK/KBFX 보고서. Orrin and Orson had been living with Trezell and Jacqueline West in California City at the time of their disappearance, 콘센트에 따라.
“They were playing with chalk [outside], I came into the house, I saw them there,” West told KBAK/KBFX. “I went into the house, I came back out, I didn’t see [그들] there.”
West said he realized that he had “left the gate open, and I panicked, came inside the house, searched the house, me and my wife. Once that didn’t pan out, I got in the van, I looked down the street, in both directions, it was getting dark, getting cold, I got in the van and I hit a bunch of corners,” he told KBAK/KBFX.
After reporting the missing toddlers to the California City Police, West alerted his community of their disappearance, gathering concerned neighbors and community members to join them in their search.
“This community has really come together,” 23ABC News reporter Bayan Wang told Nancy Grace. “We’re talking about multiple searches, 두 $ 10,000 rewards. 내말은, these guys are scavenging the desert themselves. 운수 나쁘게, there’s been no sign of the boys.”
The children’s biological mother accused the Wests of being complicit in their disappearance.
“I feel my kids are somewhere around here,” she told KBAK/KBFX. “I feel it and I feel like they’re in the house and I feel like they did something.”
California City Police are urging those with information on the whereabouts of the boys to contact them at (760)373-8606.
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