State could help pay for funeral of Medford family

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The extended family of a woman and her four children found slain in Medford could receive up to $25,000 from the state of Oregon for funeral expenses.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports the Oregon Crime Victim's Compensation Program could provide the money for funerals for Tabasha Paige-Criado and her four children, who ranged in age from 2 to 7 years old.

The father and chief suspect in the deaths, 51-year-old Jordan Criado, is in a Medford hospital and has been nonresponsive since he was brought in Monday morning.

The family can receive up to $5,000 in burial expenses for each victim, including transportation and any ceremonial requests by the family.

Autopsy reports show Paige-Criado and two of her children were stabbed in the neck before firefighters found them.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/