Merced County family kidnapping
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Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said. on Wednesday night when the bodies of four abductees family members were found.
“Our worst fears have been confirmed,” Warnke said. media collected in rural part of county, northeast of Dos Palos. “Now there are no words to describe the anger I feel and the senselessness of this incident.”
Four family the participants were 8-month-old Aruhi Deri, her parents Jaslyn Kaur, 27, and Jasdeep Singh, 36, and her uncle Amandeep Singh, 39.
Warnke said the bodies were found in “extremely remote” area near the crossroads of Indiana and Hutchins Roads. He said the farm worker made gruesome discovery and authorities were notified around 5:30 pm. on Wednesday.
Warnke said the bodies were “relatively close together”.
Four family participants were abducted at gunpoint from business they worked just south of Merced off South Highway 59, entrance parking.
A 48-year- an old suspect, Jesús Manuel Salgado, in guarded in connection with kidnapping.
“I have already said that there special place in hell for this guy,” Warnke said on Wednesday.
Warnke said that family members of the victims were notified after the bodies were found.
“Now that we know the whereabouts of our sacrifices, now we have to make criminal investigation, collection up all the evidence and tie it all together,” Warnke said.
Warnke said that Salgado tried to kill himself before he was taken into custody. result should have received medical attention. Although Salgado was put to sleep, Warnke said the suspect has since started talking. with investigators.
“The suspect spoke off as well as onbased on his condition. And we still have investigators with suspect and we’re going information from here,” Warnke said.
“This investigation is now aimed at putting this rotten son of a gun in prison”.
Video recording of kidnapping
Sheriff Warnke said detectives are still working on a motive. in in crime.
Salgado, the suspect in case, has a previous criminal history and was in prison as recently as seven years ago.
He served time for witness intimidation and home burglary with gun improvements.
Salgado was convicted on December 19, 2005 and released on parole from prison on June 21, 2015, according to the Merced County District Attorney’s office.
Earlier Wednesday, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office released footage. of robbery, which took place Monday morning at the victims business.
Video shows masked man who is armed and walking on business room. The robber then brought in Jasdeep Singh (father of 8 months) and Amandeep Singh (the most baby uncle) at gunpoint in Amandeep black Pickup Dodge Ram truck.
Both men were held back with their hands are tied behind their backs with ties, video shows.
A few minutes of video shows Jaslyn comes out building holding her baby and accompanied by the suspect, who still holding a firearm.
Jaslyn and Aruhi were placed in in vehicle and pickup truck went south on Highway 59.
Apparently, chilling footage from surveillance cameras last times the victims were seen alive.
Revelations about crime started coming to light Monday afternoon.
Firefighters with The Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced unit was sent to Buchach Road and Oakdale Road. in Winton after black 2020 Dodge Ram truck Reported on fire.
Investigators learned about the truck’s registered owner was Amandeep Singh. who it was later discovered that one of victims.
Merced County sheriff’s deputies then arrived at the victims’ parking lot. business.
The deputies determined business was crime the scene of the incident and a criminal case of kidnapping.
mobile phones of the victims found
During a Wednesday morning press conference, Lance Sheriff Corey Gibson told reporters that while police were investigating the Gateway parking lot, family the participants called a mobile phone belonging to the victims.
Gibson said the farmer found Cell phones in middle of road near Dos Palos and chose up when they called.
Warnke, Merced County Sheriff, said the phones were close to home. area where the bodies were eventually found.
MPs ask for anyone with information about the kidnapping call 209-385-7547. Advice is confidential and you can remain anonymous.
This story was originally published October 5, 2022, 8:25 pm