Police identify father and mother in fire/stabbing
Monday, July 18, 2011
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Police have identified the man suspected of killing his wife and four children and setting fire to their home in Southern Oregon.
He is 51-year-old Jordan Adam Criado of Medford.
Police say they believe Criado stabbed his wife, 30-year-old Tabasha Paige-Criado, and their four children, three boys aged 7, 6 and 5, and a two-year-old girl. The children have not yet been identified.
Police were called to the home at about 9:45 a.m. by neighbors who saw smoke. Firefighters pulled all five family members from the smoke-filled house and treated them on the front lawn before taking them to the hospital, where the mother and four children were pronounced dead.
Police say the father has not been charged, but is not being allowed to leave the hospital.