Merced kidnapping: All 4 bodies found, including 8-month-old, sheriff confirms

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — All four bodies of the people kidnapped from a Merced County business earlier this week have been recovered.

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 night in an orchard near Indiana Rd . & Hutchinson Rd.

On Monday, the family members were kidnapped from a business at the intersection of Dickenson Ferry Road and South Highway 59 in Merced County.

Warnke said a farm worker near the orchard found the bodies and immediately contacted authorities.

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All the bodies were found close together.

“There are no words to describe the anger I feel,” Warnke said during a news conference Wednesday night. “There’s a special place in hell for this guy.”

Earlier in the day Wednesday, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office released a thrilling new video showing the moment the family was kidnapped.

Jasdeep and Amandeep Singh came out of the company with their hands tied together. Moments later, the video shows the kidnapper leading Jasleen Kaur and her 8-month-old baby, Aroohi Dheri, out of the building and into a truck.

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Jesus Manuel Salgado, the person of interest, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and remains in hospital in critical condition after attempting to kill himself.

The sheriff’s office said his own family contacted authorities and reported that Salgado had admitted to them that he was involved in the kidnapping of the family.

Warnke said that while no evidence leads to that, he believes another suspect may be connected.

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