Baby girl aged 8 months was discovered dead alongside her father, mother, and an uncle inside an orchard in Merced county.
A family abducted by a gunman by a gang of armed robbers from the premises of their central California company just two days ago was discovered dead.
A farmworker discovered the remains of a girl’s infant as well as her parents and uncle in an orchard situated in Merced County according to the local sheriff.
“Our worst fears have been confirmed,” Sheriff Vern Warnke said to reporters on Wednesday evening.
The announcement came shortly after authorities released footage from a security camera showing a man abducting 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri as well as her mother Jasleen Kaur, her father Jasdeep Singh, and his uncle Amandeep Singh on Monday.
The authorities said that they were abducted by a notorious burglar who was attempting to commit suicide a few days after the kidnapping.
Family members of the family were evicted from their businesses in Merced the city of 86,000 residents located 200km to the southeast of San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley the state’s agricultural capital.
The video footage that was released the day on Wednesday shows the suspect wandering around the family’s property before chatting with one of the males. The footage then is shown that he led the men who were tied with zip ties to their bodies, into the back of Amandeep Singh’s pickup truck. The suspect then returned to the trailer which served as the office for the business and then led Jasdeep Singh who was holding her infant with her, out of the vehicle and into the truck. The suspect drove off.
Warnke claimed that the kidnapper didn’t make ransom demands for what to be an act of financial motivation.
At the previous news conference, Warnke said detectives had not been able to speak about the person who had been receiving medical sedation in the hospital but had hoped to do so on Wednesday with the assistance of doctors.
“I can tell you that every time he has even come near consciousness he has been violent,” Warnke declared.
The investigation has not revealed an association with the person who wanted his family members to prove they were friends prior to the kidnapping.
Warnke stated that, while the police haven’t uncovered a definitive motive or determined if the suspect was working with associates, he believes that the suspect was motivated by money and a connection with a third party.