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Toddler Found Dead After Parents' Murder-Suicide

Police in Montana believe they have found body of Aiden Salcido
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 29, 2019 12:30 AM CDT
This combination of undated photos released by the the Medford Police Department via the FBI shows Hannah Janiak, left, and Daniel Salcido, parents of Aiden Salcido.   (Medford Police Department/FBI via AP)
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(Newser) – The body of a missing Oregon boy whose parents died in an apparent murder-suicide is believed to have been found in a remote area of Montana, police said. Police in Medford, Oregon, say Montana authorities reported finding the body Sunday thought to be that of 2-year-old Aiden Salcido, the son of Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak, the AP reports. Aiden was the subject of an intense search after his parents were found dead after a short car chase Wednesday in Kalispell, Montana. Police stopped them following a chase because they had felony burglary warrants for their arrest. The body of the 2-year-old boy was found in the same area where Janiak and Salcido were seen several days earlier. Positive identification has not been officially made, Medford police said. An autopsy in Montana has been scheduled.

Witnesses called in tips after seeing the story on the news and were instrumental in helping to locate a remote camp believed to have been occupied by the family, Medford police said in an announcement. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Oregon investigated the couple for a burglary in 2018, the FBI said. Both were convicted of the charges. Janiak was to begin serving her sentence at the Jackson County Jail on June 11, the FBI said. When she failed to show up, felony warrants were issued for the couple's arrest. Relatives described Janiak to law enforcement as a good mother who had mental health issues. Relatives also told law enforcement that the family was homeless and would camp along a greenway in Medford.

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