Search for kidnapped California family continues: ‘Please let them go’

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Relatives of a California family of four — including an 8-month-old baby — who were kidnapped Monday are asking the kidnapper to let them go.

A woman and cousin came forward less than 24 hours after their relatives were kidnapped from their family business, Unison Trucking, in Merced, about 130 miles east of San Francisco and sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to Yosemite.”

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Pictures of the family provided by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

“Please think of us, I’m begging to people who took my family away from me, please let them go safely,” said Jaspreet Kaur, whose husband is missing.

“My husband, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece are missing and my niece is only an 8-month-old and has nothing to eat.”

Kaur says her husband, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh, was due to go to work around 8am that morning. It wasn’t until 11:00 that they got a call from the company that there was no one at the front desk. she said

“I’ve tried so many times to call him around 11:45 a.m. but his phone goes straight to voicemail,” Kaur added. “Think of this little girl, she is only 8 months old.”

Merced County lawmakers say 27-year-old Jasleen; her husband, 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh; and her baby were allegedly abducted by a man caught on surveillance video.

Merced Sheriff Vern Warnke said: “We have a low life out there who kidnapped an 8 month old baby, her mother, father and uncle. So far we have no idea why the kidnapping, we have no motivation behind it.”

The sheriff’s office said all available resources are being used to track down the family members who were kidnapped against their will.

“We have detectives looking for evidence, we have planes looking for evidence. People will be working on this for 24 hours before we get a break here,” the sheriff said.

The family asked the suspect to let them go. “We just want him to bring our family to us safely,” Jaspreet said. “We don’t care what’s going on or what happened but please let these people go and have them come to us safely.”

Authorities said the suspect was armed and dangerous and warned the public not to approach him but to contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office immediately.

https://wgntv.com/news/nexstar-media-wire/search-continues-for-kidnapped-california-family-please-let-them-go/ Search for kidnapped California family continues: ‘Please let them go’

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