Jose Garcia KSW

Jose Ascension Garcia - 2019

On October 28, 2019, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the murder of 55-year-old Jose Ascension Garcia.  Garcia had been shot and killed in the south alley of the 800 block of Highway 46 in Wasco, CA. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110 or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

 

El 28 de Octubre de 2019, la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Kern comenzó una investigación sobre el asesinato de José Ascensión García, de 55 años.  García fue asesinado después de un disparó en el callejón al sur del bloque 800 de la carretera 46 en Wasco, CA. Es urgente que cualquier persona con información sobre esta investigación se comuniqué con la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Kern al (661)861-3110 o a la oficina de Testigos Secretos a (661) 322-4040.

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Micah Holsonbake KSW

Micah Holsonbake - 2018

Micah Holsonbake was last seen on March 23, 2018 and reported missing shortly after. In August 2018, human remains were located in the Kern River, and DNA testing confirmed the remains belonged to Holsonbake. It is believed he was the victim of a homicide. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or the Kern Secret Witness program at (661) 322-4040. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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James Kulstad KSW

James Kulstad - 2018

On April 8, 2018 James Kulstad was shot and killed in a Southwest Bakersfield neighborhood after leaving an acquaintance’s residence. A silver sedan was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed near the time of the offense. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or the Kern Secret Witness program at (661) 322-4040. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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Wendale Davis KSW

Wendale Davis - 2006

On April 23, 2006, Wendale Davis was shot and killed by an unknown suspect in southeast Bakersfield. The 16-year old was in the driver’s seat of a car outside of a home when someone in another vehicle drove by and opened fire. Wendale’s father holds a vigil every year with loved ones to bring awareness to his son’s murder, and has also created the Wendale Davis Foundation to honor his son’s life. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or the Kern Secret Witness program at (661) 322-4040.

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John Wooner solved

John Wooner - 2019

SOLVED

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

John Wooner, the City Manager for the City of McFarland, was last seen on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Hill Crest Cemetery in Bakersfield at around 5:30 p.m. Wooner is described as a white male adult, age 57, 6’0” tall, 300 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white dress shirt and khaki pants.

UPDATE:

A passing motorist spotted Mr. Wooner’s vehicle in the Kern River on July 27th and reported it to the California Highway Patrol. Unfortunately, Mr. Wooner was found deceased inside the vehicle. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team recovered the body, bringing closure to a long period of difficult uncertainty for his friends and family.

Kern Secret Witness has paid a reward to the person who reported the location of the vehicle. We are grateful for this act of good citizenship and concern for others.

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Jessica Martinez KSW

Jessica Martinez - 1990

On May 10, 1990, four-year-old Jessica Martinez was last seen outside of the apartment where she was living at 5000 Belle Terrace.  11 days later, her body was found in a field, south of Bakersfield. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the resolution of this case.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111, or the Kern Secret Witness program at (661) 322-4040.

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Dulcich

Jakov Dulcich - 2018

The Kern County Secret Witness program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the murder of Jakov Dulcich.

On April 11, 2018, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the murder of 84-year-old Jakov Dulcich. Dulcich had been shot and killed by an occupant of another vehicle near Delano, California. The shooter was identified as 24-year-old Mariano Perez. Perez was ultimately arrested. Perez was tried for murder; however, the jury trial was declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

It is known that there were other persons involved in the murder of Dulcich and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Kern Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

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BaileyDespot

Baylee Despot - 2018

Baylee’s family reported her to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office as a missing person in April 2018. Despite months of investigation, detectives have been unable to find Baylee. Nobody has been named as a suspect in this case, nor has anyone been arrested or criminally charged.

Baylee did not make it home for her twenty-first birthday, and her mother, aunt, and many family members are heartbroken by the continued lack of new information in the case. While the Kern County Sheriff’s Office is still looking into her disappearance, family and friends of Baylee have collected reward money in the hope that someone will come forward with information to tell us what happened to Baylee.

Secret Witness of Kern County is now offering a reward of up to $16,000 for the successful resolution of the case of Baylee Despot.

Baylee is described as a: Caucasian female, 21 years old, 5’07”, 110 pounds, with green eyes and brown shoulder-length hair.

If you have any information about Baylee Despot’s disappearance, please notify Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040. All information to Secret Witness is confidential. Secret Witness is also accepting donations to the reward fund for information in this case.

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kason reward

Kason Guyton - 2017

REWARD GIVEN

On February 23, 2017 at 7:46 p.m, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 600 Block of California Avenue for a report of shots fired. Once on scene, officers located numerous spent shell casings in the roadway. A short time later, a second call was received from a Bakersfield Hospital, indicating two victims had arrived and both were suffering from gunshot wounds. Both juvenile victims, 5 and 7 years of age, had been inside a vehicle traveling in the 600 Block of California Avenue when an unknown suspect fired into the vehicle. The 5 year old victim, Kason Guyton, sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased, while the 7 year old victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. The only description of the suspect vehicle is a:

Dark colored 4-door sedan

Investigators from the Bakersfield Police Department have also confirmed there was an eye witness that observed the homicide, and it’s believed the witness has information that would assist in identifying the suspects. This witness is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department immediately.

In October 2019, a reward was given for $10,000 to an anonymous tipster that assisted investigators in their search for justice for Kason. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department, or Kern Secret Witness.

The Kern Secret Witness phone line operates 24 hours a day and secrecy is guaranteed to those who call.  Anyone with information is urged to call (661) 322-4040.

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Matt Odom

Matt Odom - 2014

Matt Odom was murdered in his front yard in the 9400 block of Waterbury Court in Bakersfield in the morning hours of September 15, 2014. Matt was a father, brother, and caring son. No arrests have been made in this case. Kern Secret Witness is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in this case.

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