2-year-old Oregon toddler Aiden Salcido missing after parents found dead in apparent murder-suicide
Aiden Salcido was not with his parents, Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak, when they were found dead this week in Montana, according to the FBI. Salcido, 21, was found with an 'apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,' while 24-year-old Janiak was believed to have been shot in the head.
MEDFORD, OREGON: Medford Police is asking for help to find 2-year-old Aiden Salcido, whose parents were found dead on Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide in Montana.
The driver of an SUV with Oregon plates fled from the police in Kalispell, Montana, on Wednesday night. Police eventually spiked the vehicle's tires bringing it to a stop. When they approached it, authorities found two dead people inside – 21-year-old Daniel Salcido and 24-year-old Hannah Janiak.
Authorities believe that Janiak had been shot in the head and Salcido died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Aiden, their son, wasn't in the vehicle. Medford Police say there was no evidence that he had been.
Police say that the green 1996 GMC Jimmy had been purchased in late June or early July in Central Point, Oregon.
It was on July 11 after Janiak failed to appear to begin serving a jail sentence for a burglary conviction in Jackson County that the unmarried couple was reported missing, authorities say. Felony warrants for Salcido have been issued on July 15 stemming from the same burglary. 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.
According to Medford Police, Janiak's last financial activity happened on June 3 and 4 when two purchases (including camping equipment) were made at a Medford Walmart. After checking surveillance video, police found Aiden with them.
Authorities say that the family told them the three were homeless and camped in Medford. In a news release, Medford Police said that they are "greatly concerned for Aiden’s welfare" and are looking for him with the FBI. Detectives are looking for any available information about their whereabouts since they were reported missing July 11.
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.
Detectives are asking anyone with information that could assist in locating Aiden or anyone with information on the son's whereabouts to call 541-774-2258 with reference case number 19-10842.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is also assisting with the case.