Stephanie Dazio, Olga R. Rodriguez
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspect in the kidnapping and murder of an 8-month-old baby, whose parents and uncle worked for the family’s trucking business, culminated in acts of “pure evil.” had a long-standing feud with ‘ said the sheriff on Thursday.
The corpse of Alohi Deli. Her mother, Jaslene Kaul, 27 years old. Her father Jasdeep Singh, 36 years old. and his uncle Amandeep Singh, 39, were found by farm workers late Wednesday in a remote almond orchard in California’s agricultural heartland, the San Joaquin Valley.
Investigators were preparing a case against the suspect, a convicted felon who attempted suicide the day after the kidnapping, and were looking for a person of interest who could be his accomplice. Meanwhile, relatives and associates of the Punjabi Sikh community were shocked by the killings.
“Right now there are hundreds of people in our community who are grieving the loss of two families, and this is all over the world. These families are on different continents,” said the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. Verne Wohnke told the Associated Press. “We have to show them that we can give them justice.”
The suspect, 48-year-old Jesus Salgado, was released from the hospital and booked into the county jail Thursday night on suspicion of kidnapping and murder, the sheriff’s office said. It was not clear whether there were
Earlier, Warnke asked prosecutors to seek the death penalty. The sheriff called it one of the worst crimes he had seen in his 43 years in law enforcement and pleaded with Salgado’s accomplices to turn themselves in.
“I have something to take to the grave. This was pure evil for me,” he said in an interview Thursday.
The city of Merced, where the family’s trucking business was located, will hold their memorable night gathering Thursday through Sunday. Discovered in
Warnke on Thursday declined to comment on the condition of the adult remains in the orchard, but said it was unclear how the baby died. Warnke said the child had no visible injuries and an autopsy will be performed.
Salgado was previously convicted of first-degree robbery with a firearm in Merced County, attempted false imprisonment, and attempting to deter or dissuade a victim or witness. He was sentenced to his 11-year sentence in state prison, released in 2015, and paroled after three years, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was also convicted of possession of a controlled substance, the ministry said.
Warnke told KFSN television on Tuesday that Salgado’s relatives had contacted authorities and admitted their involvement in the abduction. Earlier, Salgado attempted suicide. He tried to contact Salgado’s family on Thursday without success.
The victim was a Punjabi Sikh in central California. This community is truck drivers and owns trucking companies and other businesses related to trucking, many of which have a significant presence in the trucking business.
Public records show that the family owns Unison Trucking Inc., and relatives said they opened an office in recent weeks in a parking lot that the Sing brothers also operated. According to the sheriff, the feud with Salgado dates back to a year ago and “got pretty nasty” with text messages and emails. .
Mr Warnke said the family believed he was killed within an hour of the Monday morning kidnapping.
Surveillance video showed the suspect (later identified as Salgado) leading the Singh brothers, whose hands were tied behind their backs with zip ties, to the back seat of Amandeep Singh’s pickup truck. . He drove his brothers away and returned a few minutes later.
The suspects then returned to the trailer used as a sales office, took Jasleen Kaur, who was carrying a baby in his arms, to the truck and drove them off before 9:30 am.
Hours later, firefighters on Monday found Amandeep Singh’s truck on fire in the town of Winton, 10 miles (16 km) north of Merced. A police officer went to Amandeep Singh’s house and his family tried to contact him and his wife. When they lost contact with the family, they called the sheriff to report them missing.
They were probably already dead.
Dazio reports from Los Angeles. His Associated Press reporter Robert Jablon in Los Angeles and her News Researcher Jennifer Farrar in New York contributed to this report.
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