Merced Family Murder: Brother of suspect arrested

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the California Department of Justice, arrested and booked Alberto Salgado into the Merced County Jail.

Alberto Salgado is the brother of Jesus Manuel Salgado who is suspected of kidnapping and murdering Aroohi Dheri, Jasleen Kaur, Jasdeep Singh, and Amandeep Singh.

The family was kidnapped at gunpoint on Monday and Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke believes they were killed that same day.

All four bodies were discovered by a farmworker in an orchard in Merced County.

Alberto Salgado was arrested for criminal conspiracy, accessory, and destroying evidence.

The city of Merced held a candlelight vigil for the family on Thursday and will continue each night through Sunday.

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Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.