MERCED COUNTY, California – All four bodies of the people who were kidnapped from a business in Merced County earlier this week have been found.
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke says the bodies of 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh, 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur, their eight-month-old child Aroohi Dheri and the baby’s uncle, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh were found Wednesday evening in an orchard near Indiana Rd. & Hutchins Rd.
On Monday, the family members were kidnapped from their business at the intersection of Dickenson Ferry Road and South Highway 59 in Merced County.
Warnke said that a farm worker near the orchard found the bodies and immediately contacted authorities, and that all of the bodies were found close together.
“There are no words to describe the anger I feel,” Warnke said during a press conference Wednesday evening. “There’s a special place in hell for this guy.”
The kidnapping was captured on video, and on Wednesday, officials released that footage in hopes of garnering tips from the public to help find the family.
Jasdeep and Amandeep Singh came out of the business with their hands zip-tied together. Moments later, the video shows the kidnapper leading Jasleen Kaur and her 8-month-old baby, Aroohi Dheri, out of the building into a truck.
A person of interest, Jesus Manuel Salgado, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. However, after a failed suicide attempt, he is in critical condition in the hospital.