The information gathered finally led the police to file a search warrant in Kern County Superior Court for a location at the Greenlawn cemetery on Jan. 8.
“It’s wonderful — people just don’t realize how important (it is for the guitar) to stay here,” city resident Leslie Echols told Bakersfield. “I was devastated when I heard about (the theft). How could someone do that?”
Matthew Norfleet, an inspector with the U.S. Postal Investigation Service said no charges were filed yet but they do have an ongoing investigation with suspects.
“The person who stole this guitar didn’t benefit from it — the feds are now after them,” Matthew said. “Obviously, (the suspects) didn’t have as many friends as they thought they did.”