An eight-month-old girl of Indian origin kidnapped in California, her parents and a relative have been found murdered. Merced County Sheriff Vernon Warnke said their bodies were found on a farm Wednesday. “The person who committed this crime will get a place in hell,” he told a news conference. He said he expected the culprit to be sentenced to death. He said that a suspect has been arrested for this case.
Baby Aarohi Dheri, her parents, 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur and 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh, and relative Amandeep Singh, 49, were kidnapped on Monday in Merced, San Francisco. Warneke said workers found the bodies next to each other in the field, after which he informed authorities.
Earlier in the morning at a news conference, Warneke denied that the kidnapping was a hate crime. He said money could be a motive.
The arrested suspect, Jesus Manuel Delgado, was convicted of armed robbery in 2005 and was released on parole in 2015. He said his past record shows that this serious crime was committed for money.
Warneke said Delgado told his family he was involved in the kidnapping and they reported him to authorities. Before officers could get to him, he tried to kill himself. After which he was taken to the hospital.
He said officials are waiting for medical clearance to speak with him.
Warneke said he was emotional at a news conference about the girl’s death. He said the criminal destroyed an entire family.
He said that on the road of the area where the body was found, a worker received a call from a family member. The family’s bank card was used at the ATM and they are trying to get a clear picture of the person withdrawing.
A CCTV video of the abduction was shown at the morning press conference.
Jasdeep Singh and Amandeep Singh were first caught at gunpoint. A few minutes later the suspect returned and forced Jasleen Kaur and her daughter into the vehicle. Later, the truck was found burnt, after which the kidnapping came to light.
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