In March 2019, Moorers request to have her grandchildren placed with her was denied, the claim said. If they complete a court ordered course, they can get their children back, i havnt been able to find out what this course entails. The department did not provide any additional information about the warrant, saying that limited information is being provided to protect the integrity of the investigation and ultimately safeguard any facts from being tainted. I came home and I told my wife, We need to call the cops, Trezell said. Give Light and the People Will Find Their Own Way. The biological mother says she feels like they (Wests) did something to them and they were here (referencing area near their house). "They didnt ask to come into this world to be treated like this," the boys' grandmother said. "There was a bruise around the neck. 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Their house has been vandalized and they no longer live in the house for safety fears. You can also follow her at @idesai98 on Twitter. So I personally found it unusual that the Wests stayed inside. Why didnt CPS look into that?" The next day, police with warrants searched the house, took the white van, as well as all the electronic devices. @NancyLoo has tonight's Missing in America. He went inside where him and his wife briefly searched before saying he panicked and drove off to look for them. Police cars that were out there. Trezell, Jacqueline, Orrin, Orson, two other adopted children, and two biological. I didnt know they even sent them out to other people., Some articles say that Charles had another child who died in an accident at some point. Some bones were found in Victorville in November A grand jury indicted the boys' adoptive parents this week, Kern District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer told reporters. So what happened? Jacqueline and Trezell West, the adoptive parents of Orrin and Orson West, sit in Kern County Superior Court at their arraignment March 3. Later that day, a Memorial Hospital staff member informed Dean that Kern County Human Services would be taking Orrin because they believed he had been abused, the claim alleges. Psychic Brian Ladd uses his visions, dreams to accurately predict future events. A place to discuss facts, evidence, and theories on missing Cal City boys Orson and Orrin West Orson and Orrin West went missing from their Cal City home on Monday Dec 21, 2020. Heres where things get kind of weird. UPDATED: 3/1/2022 at 11:18 PM. They werent dressed for the cold, they were young and couldnt have walked that far and not be seen on the many security cameras throughout the neighborhood. Police quickly got search warrants, K-9s to track any scent and took the family van. So I am not sure what is happening? Trezell and Jacqueline West have pleaded not guilty to murder. It needs to be sharpened.". Alekxia Torres Stallings, the attorney for Jacqueline West, walks between the defendants. May they Rest in Piece On March 6, the Bakersfield Police conducted searches around the areas of Cottonwood and East Pacheco roads. There was a scar. There were no recent pictures of the children found on Facebook. We will see if that turns into more and it is incumbent upon these bureaucratic government agencies to do more with respect with the lives of children, this is not a puppy that we are taking form one shelter to another, these are human beings.. You can reach Ishani Desai at 661-395-7417. (March 4), Editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll takes you behind the scenes of the newsroom in this weekly newsletter, Foster care children are easy prey for predators: They disappear without a real search, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The boys' adoptive parents, Trezell and Jacqueline West,. Orrin and Orson's adoptive parents were arrested under the murder charges. UPDATE: Trezell and Jacqueline West were arrested on March 1st 2022 and charged with the murders of Classic and Cincere. There is little information at this time about what family/friends have said or if they had seen the children previously. Orrin and Orson West, aka Classic and Cincere, the two little boys from California City remain missing. The children then enter foster care. Charles Pettus launched a lawsuit against Kerns County in December 2021. Orrin and Orson West, 4 and 3, respectively, were reported missing from their home in California City, California, in December 2020. The appearance will be one year to the day since the two were arrested and charged with six felony counts, including two counts of second-degree murder, in connection with the boys' disappearance. The family's four other children, two of them also adopted, are in protective custody, Zimmer said. Officials announced why this week: They had been killed three months before the search began to find them. But this is 70 miles, over an hour from Cal City? They had been reported missing by their adoptive parents, Trezell and Jacqueline West, from their home in California City, CA at around 6pm. You have permission to edit this article. Investigators haven't released information about what led to the conclusion that the boys are no longer alive. You could argue that they were following authority, but their first priority would be finding their children, not obeying orders IMO, sounds more like an excuse than a reason. When they went missing, Orrin was 4 and Orson was 3. Neighbors at the Casa Loma apartments where the West family lived until 2019, before moving to California City were interviewed. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Jac said in an interview that the police asked questions and took notes. The revelations about toddlers Orson and Orrin West come after the boys' adoptive parents were arrested on Tuesday. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link:, Orson West (pictured) and his brother were reported missing in December of 2020, Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, It was announced this week that Orson and Orrin (pictured) are believed to be dead, Their adoptive parents, Trezell (left) and Jacqueline West (right), were arrested, Brothers, 3 & 4, looked skinny & one had a bruise on his neck before they vanished in double murder, grandma says, Inside sinister rise of pink cocaine sweeping UK nightclubs as warring cartels battle to control 'Coca Cola of drugs', We live on Britain's WORST street - it's rife with drug addicts, crime & prostitutes we're terrified for our lives, Man 'naked and covered in blood' arrested before mum found 'murdered' at home as neighbours reveal hearing screams, Leicester 'explosion': Listen to massive 'sonic' boom that shook homes and rattled windows. Copyright 2022 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. At the time of their disappearance, both boys were about 3 feet tall and weighed about 40 pounds. Email us atexclusive@the-sun.comor call212 416 4552. Once that didnt pan out, I got in the van, I looked down the street in both directions, it was getting dark, getting cold,. Jacqueline sways back and forth silently, (Chris watts anyone?) Fort Valley State University student Missing Where is Anitra Gunn? So maybe its time for some new ideas, for somebody new to come in and take them to the next level.. These are babies. All we want are the boys back. Ive seen other posts on the topic so I tried to compile the full story here. Orrin and Orson went missing shortly before Christmas 2020, and the disappearance baffled investigators and family alike. During the first week of the search, Trezell West told localmedia the boys were playing outside while he moved firewood and his wife wrapped Christmas gifts inside with their other children. Ryan Dean, the biological mother of Orrin and Orson, and Dana Moorer, the boys maternal grandmother, allege in the claim that Kern County Human Services ignored Deans repeated reports of suspected abuse while the West boys stayed with Trezell and Jacqueline West before their adoption. Who is involved? They avoided saying Orrin and Orsons names, didnt give their ages or descriptions, Trezell even said and thats about it. Theyre wearing masks, granted but they dont seem very emotional, no crying. Orrin and Orson West's biological father spoke with 17 News about his experience dealing with the boys' disappearance. Police certainly have reviewed all those tapes, maybe they are confident because they would have seen someone driving/walking through the neighborhood based on the cameras? "To be handed out to dogs, as a figurative of speech. The dogs apparently did not trace anything of the boys leaving the home. DA: Orrin and Orson West died three months prior to being reported missing. A few questions I wonder: A) Why didnt police let them search?It seems right off the bat the police were suspicious. They also have four other children, two of whom are adopted and two more that are biological, who were taken into protective custody after the boys disappearance. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Wednesday, Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said the remains of 4-year-old Orrin West and 3-year-old Orson West, whose birth names were . 4-year-old Orrin and 3-year-old Orson West were reported missing on December 21, 2020 by their adoptive parents, Trezell and Jacqueline West. In November 2018, Dean wrote a letter expressing her concerns about the lack of proper care her children received from the Wests, but nothing came of it. Her mother, Moorer, also filed requests to have the children placed in her care. On Tuesday March 1, police filed murder charges against Trezell West. But it absolutely had nothing to do with my decision (to retire)., Ive taken this department to a place where we can push farther but the fact that the resources arent there for us to push any farther. He shouted their names and searched briefly before they called 911. A motions hearing in the case of Trezell and Jacqueline West is set for next week and jury selection is expected to begin the week of March 20. They have both been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of willful cruelty to a child and making a false report of an emergency, jail records show. I was shocked, hurt, worried, upset and confused. The biological aunt starts confronting them, asking them why the children were unattended, why were those two in the house while the boys were outside, saying they were supposed to protect them. The adopted parents reported the boys missing from the back yard of their Aspen Avenue home in California City, CA on December 21, 2020 at approximately 5:45 PM. We now realize that the search for the boys began after the real tragedy had already occurred,"Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Terry told reporters Wednesday. The public is strongly discouraged from making assumptions of guilt and dissemination of rumor and speculation.. Winds light and variable. Pettus said. Their trial is set to begin on May 23. Q&A: How does the grand jury process work? He had a recent dream about the boys and said A woman has them and will kill them on March 14, 2021, and to look behind the apartment complex by the metal pole..look again red marking with spray paint. (He also said he fears they might already be dead.) The Wests interview was incredibly bizarre, Ill link it here. But they werent located. Exact date yellow weather warning for snow and ice forecast to hit UK - will you be affected? She says she does not know how this injury occurred. But that truck thats in the yard wasnt there, said Vina. Ultimately, Pettus family attorney Darren Richie said, Kern County put the brothers in an unsafe situation and is responsible for whatever happened. According to Trezell West, Orrin and Orson were playing outside their home at 10717 Aspen Ave., where they had moved from Bakersfield in September. She only speaks when the crowd of loved ones and relatives of the biological mother begin asking questions. UPDATE: Trezell and Jacqueline West were arrested on March 1st 2022 and charged with the murders of Classic and Cincere. She told The Sun that Child Protective Services (CPS) took the brothers, aged 3 and 4, from their biological parents right after birth. Neighbors described them as never leaving their apartment, seeming to avoid others. The Wests, who adopted the boys, gave aninterviewafter they vanished. In September of 2020 the family moved to California City. Orrin West, age 4, and his brother Orson West, age 3, of California City in Kern County California, have been missing since at least December 21, 2020 when their foster parents reported them as missing from their home on Aspen Avenue. A grand jury indicted the boys' adoptive parents this week, Kern District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer told reporters. In the lawsuit, Pettus alleges he was not able to vet the Wests as qualified adoptive parents and that the defendants placed the children "in an dangerous environment, which led to their disappearance.". On December 21, 2020, Trezell and Jacqueline West told California City police that Orrin, then 4, and Orson, then 3, had disappeared from the family's backyard, Zimmer said. In a 2021 interview, Jacqueline West said: "Everybody's making their own conclusions. and muttering one word phrases under her breath. Orrin was first taken from his biological parents after he was transported to the hospital in 2016, according to the claim. (Child Protective Services) failed here in Kern County.. Winds light and variable.. One theory is that the children never left Bakersfield, as neighbors surveillance cameras capture 4, not 6 children prior to the boys disappearance. Trezell West said he kept an eye on the boys as he gathered. Their faces shouldnt be on a billboard at all. "Why didnt they notice that. On the evening of December 23rd, Trezell said he was out chopping firewood while Jac was inside wrapping presents. He then drove around the neighbourhood calling their names and talking to neighbours. The boys were in the care of another family, but in late 2018, without provocation, CPS placed Orrin and Orson into the Wests home for no reason, according to the claim. OPINION: Foster care children are easy prey for predators: They disappear without a real search. He has not been arrested yet, Yes through tunnels under California city all leads back to hidden hills the park the house the rain the ranch, I saw this at . This morning, Im saddened to announce that the investigation has revealed that Orrin and Orson West are deceased, she said. The Wests just seemed defensive. Source:, What do you guys think? Why have them stay inside? She took foster parenting classes, obtained CPR certification and had a psychological evaluation, according to the claim. "This morning I'm saddened to announce that the investigation has revealed that Orrin and Orson West are deceased," Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said at a press conference Wednesday. NAMUS has not been updated with any unidentified remains in Kern County since 2018. Trezell and Jacqueline West both pleaded not guilty to the charges at a Thursday court hearing, KGET reported. There were two still left, and they stay, maybe no longer than 30 minutes if that long, and then they left. Zimmer declined to provide further details, pending the Wests' criminal trial. All inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to the Bakersfield Police Department.. West says he then drove around the neighborhood looking for the boys until the sun began to set. The claim, which is listed on the Kern County Board of Supervisors agenda for a closed session discussion Tuesday, alleges numerous events led up to the adoption of Orrin, 4, and Orson, 3, by Trezell and Jacqueline West, who were indicted Feb. 28 on murder charges in the boys deaths. ", "It's difficult. "To CPS, they need to take the proper precautions and getting the right parents to take care of the children," she said. On March 1, 2021, it was announced that the Bakersfield Police Department was now the main agency in this investigation. The boys' biological father, Charles Pettus, filed a wrongful death lawsuit againstchild protective services, the county and the state, claiming negligence for removing the boys from their birth family's custody in 2018. At that point, he says Jacqueline decided it was time to call the police and report the boys missing. On March 1, 2021, it was announced that the Bakersfield Police Department was now the main agency in this investigation.We understand the public outcry for information regarding the ongoing efforts to locate Orrin and Orson West. "Were trying to take it one day at a time," Pettus said of her family. The Wests moved to California City in September of that year, but neighbors were unclear if they ever saw all of the children together at any point. A brief synopsis of what occurred: On December 23rd, Orrin, 4 and Orsin, West were reported missing by their adoptive parents. Their birth names were Cincere and Classic, but have since been changed by the adoptive parents. These are babies who are loved and have an entire future waiting for them to explore. The case has roiled the small community of California City, a desert town in Kern County. Thank you for reading! Though the boys' bodies have not been found, a 14-month investigation revealed the couple killed their children three months before reporting them missing, authorities say. I came inside the house, searched the house me and my wife.. Who is involved? View our online Press Pack. "They dont need to hand out children to any old people to get rid them. It was also said that Trezell was know to carry a stick around with him, which people thought was because of martial arts. Out here two houses down and then they went all the way to the end of the block. Low 39F. McCoy said he based the request for $40 million on similar cases. That they are not safe and sound at home with us is horrendous. Multiple searches were performed, but no trace of the boys were found. Where are they? The adoptive parents of California brothers Orrin and Orson West, who have been missing over a year, have been arrested on suspicion of killing the toddlers. A week later, "crucial information came to light" that caused the Bakersfield Police Department to join the search effort, Zimmer said. This leads me to suspect that there is more to that story than publicly known. May they Rest in Piece, Speculation is welcome, but must not be stated as fact unless evidence is provided, Press J to jump to the feed. Bakersfield Police declined to comment on the possible discovery of remains and said it is routine to ask family of missing persons to submit DNA samples. As we know, when children go missing, the first 72 hours are the most important, after that the chances of locating them alive drastically decreases. 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They noted that the children did not appear to be abused. Authorities in California City, the community and the FBI launched a massive search effort for the West brothers, 4-year-old Orrin and 3-year-old Orson. Moorer sought to prove the West boys could reside with her. Court date is in October. I realized that I left the back gate open and I panicked and came inside the house, searched the house, me and my wife, Trezell West told 23ABC. Pettus and the boys paternal grandmother, Brenda Pettus, have also sued CPS, alleging that social workers negligently placed the toddlers into the supervision of Trezell and Jacqueline West. The other 4 children were staying at the grandmothers house. Trezell and Jacqueline West, the two charged in the murders of their adoptive sons Orrin and Orson West are set to be in court Friday. We were told to stay inside The cops told us the best are out here, Jacqueline West said. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. It is the readers responsibility to verify their own facts. Trezell and Jacqueline West filed missing persons reports on December 21, 2020 in California City, claiming the boys were last seen playing in the backyard of their home. Who are Elizabeth Holmes' parents and where are they now? Police put out an appeal for two missing children, Orrin (4) and Orson (3) West on December 21st 2020. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Orrin and Orson West were reported missing on January 21st, 2020 by their adoptive parents and still haven't been found. They were arrested in March after being indicted by a grand jury. We brought in search dogs, cadaver dogs, any dog you can think of has been in that house and has not had any kids anywhere in the house.. He says Jacqueline was inside wrapping presents while he went out the back gate to gather wood for a fire. Orrins biological father, Charles Pettus, said he gave Orrin two baths that day and nothing else happened, according to the claim. Kern County CPS did not have any comment regarding the suit. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Some of her concerns stem from what she said appeared to be injuries to one of the boy's bodies. He claimed in the lawsuit that Child Protective Services was negligent when they took his biological children away and placed them with a couple outside of friends and family. Theysearched inside the house and around the back yard. Mostly anxiety is what I get from them, not urgency or fear. Unknown to Dean, CPS allowed Trezell and Jacqueline West to formally adopt the brothers in September 2020, the claim states. According to the claim, the damages were calculated from emotional distress, pain, suffering, humiliation and the loss of enjoyment of life. Jacqueline was inside wrapping Christmas presents, and Trezell said he was outside collecting firewood. ", "Its a baby, he cant protect his little self.". The boys were reported missing by Trezell and Jacqueline West on December 21, 2020. I am still devastated and in disbelief more than three months later that this has happened to these innocent babies and they have not been found. That combined with their lack of grief seemed off to me. The community has been holding monthly prayer events for . ", "Its a baby, he cant protect his little self.". They recently found human remains it looks like they were found in early-November, Attorney Antonio Castillo said. Here we discuss Orrin and Orson . Trezell and Jacqueline West, the two charged in the murders of their adoptive sons Orrin and Orson West are set to be in court Friday. Our commitment to missing people doesn't end with Gabby Petito. Police K-9s caught the boys scent inside the house but not outside. Despite massive searches in Southern California following their disappearance, investigators say the boys' bodies haven't been found. 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Dean had returned from work to find her then-3-month-old Orrin crying uncontrollably, the claim alleges. Straight away, police and locals started searching. Low 39F. Trezell said he passed the children when he went inside to bring in the firewood. Did the boys ever actually make it to the home in California city? Trezell and Jacqueline have 6 children, 2 biological and 4 adopted. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) The trial of the adoptive parents of Orrin and Orson West should begin by the end of the month, court officials say. We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow us. The murder trial in that case is scheduled to begin May 23. You never know who might know something.. Their biological father, Charles Pettus, has raised concerns about the adoption process and has filed a lawsuit against Kern County officials. True Crime. The adoptive parents of California brothers Orrin and Orson West, who have been missing over a year, have been arrested on suspicion of killing the toddlers. Once that didnt pan out, I got in the van, I looked down the street in both directions, it was getting dark, getting cold.". Police seem confident that the children never left the neighborhood/area. Trezell, 35, and Jacqueline West, 32,were arrested this week on two counts of second-degree murder, willful cruelty to a child and one countof false report of an emergency,Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said. Searches of the home and the Wests vehicle yielded nothing of note. I have not given up hope for those kids.