The suspect had previously worked for the family’s trucking company and had a long-standing feud with them that grew “quite heated” and resulted in an act of senseless slaughter, according to officials and a relative. The family’s eight-month-old baby girl was also killed in the attack.
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The family was abducted at a place of business in Merced County, California; they were originally from Harsi Pind in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
Jasdeep Singh, 36, Jasleen Kaur, 27, Aroohi Dheri, 8 months old, and the infant’s uncle, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh, were found dead on Wednesday night in an orchard after being abducted on Monday, according to Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke.
“Jesus Manuel Salgado, a former employee who used to drive for the victim’s trucking firm, is the main suspect in the kidnapping and murder. They parted ways after having a quarrel, “The NBC Bay region cited a family member of the dead as saying.
According to the report, the relative also disclosed that infant Aroohi Dheri was abandoned and eventually died of exposure.
Warnke said that while there may be a second individual responsible for the kidnapping and murders, the investigation is still in its early stages.
Warnke was cited by NBC Bay area as stating, “Might as well give yourself in if that individual is watching.”
“Bulldogs would describe our detectives. They won’t give up, they promise. They’re going to go after and pursue them fiercely once we locate or establish that there was in fact a second individual “said he.
According to Warnke, the long-running argument between Salgado and the victims “became really vicious.” This is according to the KTVU television station.
After working for a trucking company for approximately a year, relatives informed detectives that Salgado had sent irate texts or emails, Warnke said.
Nothing was taken from the trucking firm, according to the family, although all of their relatives were wearing jewellery.
An ATM card belonging to one of the victims was used in Atwater following the kidnappings, according to Warnke.
Family members claimed they had just created an office for Unison Trucking Inc. in a parking lot the Singh brothers also ran, according to public records and the report.
On Thursday night, Salgado was formally taken into custody and charged with four charges of kidnapping and four counts of murder.
He allegedly attempted suicide before being arrested on Tuesday, according to deputies.
According to the article, Amandeep, the infant’s uncle, is survived by his wife and two teenager-aged children.
From October 6 to October 9, the city of Merced organised a candlelight vigil for the family every evening at 7 o’clock.
The family members were taken from a business on Monday in Merced County near the intersection of Dickenson Ferry Road and South Highway 59.
According to Warnke, a farm worker who was working close to the orchard discovered the dead and called the police right away.
He said that all of the bodies were discovered together.
Warnke remarked, “There are no words to express the rage I feel.
He referred to the suspect who made an attempt on his own life as having a “special spot in hell” for him.
He declared, “It’s horrible, horribly pointless.”
While stating that it seems the family was murdered before they were reported missing on Monday, Warnke did not specify how they were slain.
Salgado, a convicted robber, had previously been found guilty in Merced County of attempted false imprisonment, first-degree robbery with the use of a handgun, and an effort to deter or discourage a victim or witness.
According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, he was given a term of 11 years in state prison in that case.
In 2015, he was let out of prison, and three years later, he was freed from parole. He was also found guilty of possessing a restricted drug, according to the prison department.