08/03/2019 Updated: The Kern County Coroner’s office has named Jagsir Singh as the man whose body was found at the home on Shining Crag Avenue on Thursday.On Thursday morning, Bakersfield Police responded to a home on Shining Crag for reports of a suicide. BPD did not initially name the person who had been found. The coroner’s office did not give a cause or manner of death. Singh’s body was found nearly a week after a baby’s body was found buried in the home’s backyard.
Original Story 07/03/2019
BPD (Bakersfield Police Deptartment) is investigating a possible suicide after a man was found dead at the same home where an hours-old baby boy was buried last week.
Around 8:56 a.m., BPD says they received a call for a possible suicide. When officers arrived, BPD says they found a man dead in the home located in 5200 block of Shining Crag Avenue in Southwest Bakersfield.
Last week, two people were arrested and charged after an hours-old baby boy was found buried in the backyard of a home. Beant Kaur Dhillon , 43, was arrested for murder and felony child abuse. Jagsir Singh , 47, was arrested in connection with the investigation for felony child abuse, and conspiracy.
According to BPD, 23-year-old Bakhshinderpal Singh Mann is wanted for his involvement in the murder of an infant. BPD says Mann has an outstanding arrest warrant for conspiracy and acting as an accessory to a felony after the fact. According to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office, Mann has been charged with felony accessory to murder.
According to court documents, hours later, Mann and Dhillon, his aunt, allegedly worked together to dig a hole in the backyard of the home. Mann and Dhillon then allegedly placed the baby into the hole, placed salt in the hole, and buried the baby.
Court documents say 47-year-old Jagsir Singh , the father of the 15-year-old, was allegedly summoned back to the residence after his wife allegedly killed the baby and placed him in a garbage bag. Court documents say Singh allegedly allowed the baby to be buried in the yard in order to hide the baby and the pregnancy. Singh allegedly made no attempt to inform police of the birth or death and allegedly did not seek medical treatment for his daughter.
Neighbors say Singh has not been seen in the past few days.