Update: Police said they found the missing family of four dead and are working to determine a motive, as of Thursday morning. A man reportedly abducted the family at their business earlier in the week. Authorities recovered their bodies in a rural farm Wednesday.
A California family of four is missing after police say they were abducted Monday.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Monday that 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her mother, 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur, and her father, 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh, “were taken against their will from a business in the 800 Block of South Highway 59.”
Police say the infant’s uncle, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh, “was also taken against his will with the other family members.”
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Authorities described one suspect as armed and dangerous with a shaved head last seen wearing a sweatshirt. (RELATED: California Mom Who Faked Her Own Kidnapping Gets 18 Months In Prison)
“We have no motivation behind it,” Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said. “We just know they are gone.”
“We’ve got evidence to indicate that the individuals involved in this destroyed evidence in an attempt to cover up their tracks,” Warnke continued, saying they have not received any requests for ransom.
“No contact has been made, nor ransom demands. Nothing from the suspect in this,” Warnke said.
“It’s imperative that we get some information on this,” he continued. “People are going to be working 24 hours on this until we get a break.”