Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke is pictured at a news conference about the kidnapping of a family in Merced, California. All four bodies of the family were found dead late Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

Kidnapped California family, suspect had longstanding dispute: Sheriff

The suspect in the kidnapping and killing of a central California family was a former employee of the family who had a longstanding dispute with them that “got pretty nasty,” authorities said Thursday. Relatives of the deceased family told investigators that Jesus Salgado, 48,┬áhad sent angry text messages or emails to the family about a…