Toddler missing, parents killed in 'apparent murder-suicide'
A two-year-old child is missing after his parents were involved in "an apparent murder-suicide in Montana," according to the Medford Police Department.
The couple, Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak, were first reported missing to the Medford Police Department on June 11th, 2019. The couple had a child together, Aiden Salcido.
The police investigation indicates that the couple was involved in a burglary in 2018, which was investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The case resulted in criminal convictions and Hannah was scheduled to begin serving her sentence at the Jackson County Jail on June 11th, 2019.
She did not show up for her sentencing.
The last purchases on her credit card were made on June 3rd-4th at the Walmart on Center Drive in Medford, according to police. A look through security camera footage shows that the family of three was all together at the time of the Walmart visit. The couple bought camping equipment, among other things. After that, investigators say they were not able to find any other financial activity associated with the two parents.
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2019, felony warrants were entered in the law enforcement database for Hannah’s arrest, stemming from the burglary case. On July 15th, 2019, felony warrants were entered for Daniel, for the same crimes.
The extended family became concerned for Hannah, Daniel and Aiden’s wellbeing as they have made no contact with any friends or family. Hannah was described as a good mother, according to MPD. The couple's family also said the trio were homeless and would camp along the greenway in Medford. The family also said that Hannah suffers from mental health issues.
On Thursday, July 25th, 2019, Medford Police Detectives learned that the Kalispell Police Department in Montana had stopped an Oregon plated green 1996 GMC Jimmy. A man was driving with a woman in the passenger seat - they were believed to be giving false information about their identities. During the stop, the car fled and led officers on a pursuit. Officers spiked the vehicle tires and stopped the car. When the officers approached, they found that both the man and the woman were dead. The female was believed to have been shot in the head, and the male had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to MPD.
The couple was later identified as Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak. Two-year-old Aiden was not found with them, nor was there evidence of a child being in the car at the time of the traffic stop.
The 1996 GMC Jimmy was determined to have been sold to an unknown person in late June - early July, in Central Point, Oregon.
Investigators are greatly concerned for Aiden’s welfare and are asking for the public’s help in locating him safely and expeditiously.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is assisting with the case. For anyone with any information on this case or Aiden's whereabouts, please call 541-774-2258, case 19-10842.