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Tambrie. She reported to Officer Mellgren that they had been at a local bar and had met some otherpeople and gone to a male
s house. She stated that Tabasha was in the process of separating from
Jordan and wanted a divorce. She did not have the address of the male’s house, only a general
description and area. Officer Mellgren told Jordan Criado to go home and he would start looking in thearea for Tabasha. As police were looking in the area, Tabasha Criado called into the police. She statedshe was in the parking lot of the Minute Market on Oakdale.
Officer Bridges met Tabasha at the Minute Market. Both Officer Bridges and Officer Mellgren spokewith Tabasha. Tabasha told Officer Bridges that she had just told her husband about an affair. She told
Officer Mellgren that she needed a break from her husband. She stated “Jordan had
called her thirty
times last night so I turned my phone off”. Tabasha asked for a ride home and indicated she would be
fine. Offficer Bridges left Tabasha at her home 1027 West 10
, Medford Oregon in Jackson County at7:53 am. Tabasha never said anything to the Officers to indicate she was concerned for her safety anddid not ask police for any further assistance.
When Detectives spoke to Tambrie she stated that Jordan had called her numerous times that evening.In one of those conversations he said
to her “you better hope she’s not having an affair”. Tambrie also
told police that Tabasha was very open about leaving her husband.
Detectives identified the male that Tabasha had spent the night with. He told police that she had spentthe night at his residence and in the morning he was going to give her a ride home. Tabasha told himthat morning that the police were looking for her and she phoned into 911 to tell them she was not inany danger. He told police that Tabasha also called Jordan and told him that she had had an affair. Hestated that Jordan was extremely angry and vocal on the other end of the phone call. He stated thatTabasha then hung up the phone and asked him to take her to the Minute Market.
During the investigation, police were able to track down witnesses that observed Jordan at a gas station,the receipt would later indicate at 6:32 am. The witness stated that Jordan had stated to them that his
wife had been out in the bars and didn’t come home. He appeared angry to the wit
nesses. It wasdetermined that when Officer Mellgren told Jordan Criado to go home, he stopped for gas. This wouldhave been prior to Tabasha calling and talking to Jordan or the Police.
Police received the 911 call of a house fire at 1027 W. 10
St. Medford at 9:24 am. When police firstarrived at the residence, the front door was locked and the back sliding glass door was not able to beopened fully. Police could see flames and heavy smoke in the residence. As firefighters forced entrythey found the front door was dead bolted and a couch had been moved to block the front door.Firefighters also located a wooden dowel in the glass sliding door. The firefighters found TabashaCriado, Issac Criado, Elijah Criado, Andrew Criado, Aurora Criado and the defendant in the masterbedroom. One firefighter reported that Jordan Criado was holding a large knife when firefighters foundhim.
During the initial searches at the residence, 3 knives were located in the master bedroom. Those kniveswere a large kitchen knife, a steak knife and a paring knife. The Oregon State police crime lab examinedthose knifes for latent prints. No latent prints with sufficient clear ridge details were found. The largeknife Jordan was seen holding by the firefighters contained blood on the blade. DNA analysis done by