Body of missing 2-year-old Oregon toddler Aiden Salcido believed to have been found in remote area in Montana
Aiden Salcido had gone missing after his parents, who had a warrant out for their arrest were killed in what looked like a murder-suicide.
MONTANA: The body of 2-year-old Aiden Salcido from Oregon has reportedly been found in a remote area in Montana, according to the police. He had gone missing after his parents were killed in what looked like a murder-suicide.
According to AP, the police in Montana reported that they had found a body on July 28 which they thought was Aiden that the Medford police were searching for. Aiden is the son of Daniel Salcido, 21, and Hannah Janiak, 24, who used to live in Medford earlier.
The parents had been found dead in Kalispell, Montana on July 24, They had earlier been wanted by law enforcement for felony burglary charges. According to the FBI, the couple had already been charged and convicted and were supposed to start serving their sentences on June 11. They had a warrant out for their arrest.
The couple had been seen in the same area as the place where the little boy's body was found, just a couple of days earlier. Surveillance footage from a Walmart in the area showed the three together on June 3 and 4 - they had bought equipment for camping. The police found another receipt of a purchase from a Kalispell Walmart dated July 25 in the car but the boy wasn't with them as seen in the surveillance video, the police told the Flathead Beacon.
However, the police have not positively identified the body as that of Aiden's. The autopsy of the body is yet to be conducted.
As MEA World Wide previously reported, authorities believe that Janiak had been shot in the head and Salcido died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The couple had been accused of stealing a handgun, rifle and more than $10,000 in precious metals and coins in a burglary, court records show.
The three were homeless and family members informed law enforcement that they hadn't had any contact with Salcido, Janiak and Aiden and were concerned for their welfare. They also informed authorities that Janiak had mental health issues.