The local sheriff announced on Thursday that a baby who was taken from Merced County in California along with her parents and uncle were discovered dead. The family, who were of Indian descent, vanished on Monday. A 48-year-old man was detained in relation to the case, which has so far involved kidnapping.
Sheriff Vern Warnke of the Merced County, California, was reported by CNN as saying, “It’s horrible, tragically senseless.” The person who is being held was reportedly seen on surveillance footage. The man could be seen shoving the family into the truck in the video.
The eight-month-old child, her parents Jasleen Kaur and Jasdeep Singh, as well as uncle Amandeep Singh, have been missing since Monday, prompting family members to ask for assistance from the authorities.
According to Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke, the individual in jail was found guilty of armed robbery and false imprisonment in 2005. But it’s unlikely he was alone himself.
Jasdeep and Amandeep were seen in the video, which is one of the pieces of evidence the police have, coming at their family truck company on Monday morning nine minutes apart. Then, a man carrying a trash bag came across Jasdeep. After that, the man appeared to retrieve something from his pocket, according to CNN.
The shooter was then seen escorting Jasdeep and Amandeep while they had their hands bound behind their backs. When the shooter entered the establishment, Jasleen was carrying the baby, and she was taken.
A farmer reportedly discovered two of the victims’ cell phones on a road on Monday, according to the authorities.
The parents of Jasdeep and Amandeep, Dr. Randhir Singh and Kirpal Kaur, come from the Hoshiarpur village of Harsi Pind.