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Baylee’s Case: Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111

James Kulstad Case: Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111

Micah Holsonbake Case: Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111

Baylee Cheyanne Parrent-Despot

Baylee Cheyanne Parrent-Despot was last seen April 25,  2018 in Rosedale Bakersfield, CA.  Baylee is 21 years old, 5’7”, 110 lbs, green eyes and brown hair. Baylee may have been wearing black leggings, tennis shoes, a crossbody  purse along with a backpack of unknown color and contents.  Baylee likes to wear knit hats and oversized sunglasses.  Baylee has these identifying marks:  a mole on the right side of her nose and a large scar on her left knee.

Additional information: Baylee has a rose tattoo on her left wrist and a tattoo of flowers on her right arm.  A reward of up to $16K  is being offered for  information that will bring Baylee home.

James John Kustad II

James John Kulstad 11, 38 yrs old, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on the early morning of April 8, 2019 on the 5700 block of Sandstone Lane in Southwest Bakersfield CA.  James was shot in his car and crashed into a parked trailer in the neighborhood.  James died at the scene of the shooting and the suspect or suspects have not been identified or caught.

Additional Information:  A Silver Sedan was seen leaving scene of the shooting in the neighborhood where James was shot and killed.  A reward of up to 10k is being offered for information that leads to an arrest/arrests in James’s homicide.

Micah Blaine Holsonbake

Micah Holsonbake went missing on March 23, 2018.  Micah was last seen in the area of Mount Vernon and Flower Street at around 3 p.m. in Bakersfield CA.  Micah may possibly have his cell phone and wallet with him.  Micah typically wears blue jeans or shorts with a T- shirt, black Converse canvas tennis shoes, dark sunglasses with a baseball style cap.  Micah sometimes wears a black windbreaker that has red stripes with writing on it. Micah is 34 years old, 5’10” tall, 180-190 pounds, hazel eyes and brown hair.  Micah is from the Rosedale area of Bakersfield Ca.

Additional information:  Micah has a tattoo on each upper arm of the initials R.I.P.

Update 12/20/18 :  A private DNA  Lab performed testing on  human remains and confirmed a DNA match to Micah.

 On August 22, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. , part of a human arm was found in a duffle bag by teenagers swimming in the Kern River at Hart Park, Bakersfield CA.   Micah’s case is now being classified as a homicide.  A reward of up to 10k is being offered for information that leads to an arrest/arrests in Micah’s homicide.


We started the Bakersfield 3  in early August 2018, several months after Micah was last seen, James, a victim of a homicide investigation, and  Baylee missing person. Between the end of March and the end of April 2018 three lives became disrupted and so did three different families. Three families whose lives will never be the same again.  All three of families share something in common, the loss of a loved one.  All three of our loved ones were involved in and caught up in an intricate social web that is in many ways very connected.  We will connect the dots.  We are very appreciative of the public for their prayers/support during this time and to the local media for their continuing effort to keep these three stories fresh in the minds of everyone.

We started with 0 followers and have grown to nearly 10,000.   We never intended Bakersfield 3 to go beyond Micah, James and Baylee at the beginning.  We were focused on finding answers to what has happened to our beautiful children as any parent would do in this situation and this was the intention of our Facebook page known as the Bakersfield 3.  We have spent countless hours at times going without sleep trying to find answers and other times still trying to process what has happened to our children.  Hope is what keeps us going.  Hope keeps all three stories alive.  Hope deserves answers, Hope also means there are other stories out there from families seeking answers for their missing loved ones or those affected by violence.  THEY DERSERVE ANSWERS TOO.

From time to time we have received private messages from families seeking their own answers involving their loved ones, because somewhere in the process of seeking the truth in their cases they have had few leads or no suspects at all.  We want to be the beacon of HOPE in the lighthouse for you.  We want to share your story.  It is the kindness of strangers or the people close to us that have truly humbled us.  We are not alone and neither are YOU, we are ONE, we are Bakersfield 3 and we FIGHT ON! – Bakersfield 3