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Stakeholder is in custody in the kidnapping of a California family whose truck was found in flames

One person involved in the alleged kidnapping of a baby and three family members was taken into custody on Tuesday after using a family’s debit card, authorities said.

The four family members remain missing.

Jesus Manuel Salgado, 48, was arrested after authorities identified him from a security photo taken at a bank in Atwater, about 3 miles from where the family was kidnapped Monday, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. declaration.

The statement did not say that Salgado was charged with a felony, and county prison records did not indicate he was booked.

Jesus Manuel Salgado. (Merced County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)

Salgado attempted suicide before being arrested and was in critical condition on Tuesday afternoon, the statement said.

The sheriff’s office identified the missing family as 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri; her parents, Jasleen Kaur, 27, and Jasdeep Singh, 36; and her uncle, Amandeep Singh, 39.

They were reported missing Monday afternoon after Amandeep Singh’s Dodge Ram was found burning in the Central Valley community of Winton, the sheriff’s office said earlier Tuesday.

Authorities determined that the four had been taken from a business on South Highway 59.

kidnapping victims (Merced County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

kidnapping victims (Merced County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)

“We have no motivation. … We just know they’re gone,” Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke has said.

“Detectives are continuing to follow all leads and are working diligently to locate the family,” the sheriff’s office added Tuesday. “We continue to seek the public’s assistance with any information that may help us locate the family’s whereabouts.”

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