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UPDATE: Missing Montville Mother, Two Children Found Safe


Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker and Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano, announced that 39-year-old Cheng Hsiao reported missing from Montville Township along with her two young children - Ethan, 3, and Ian, 2, - have been found.

Officials said the three were reported missing on January 23, 2022.

Through the extensive cooperative efforts of the Montville Township Police Department, New York City Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies working with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit, the three missing members of the Hsiao family have been found safe and unharmed.

Officials say their location will remain undisclosed.

Her husband, Kanhan Hsiao, has been informed that his wife and children have been located and are safe.

No charges are being filed at this time.

Cheng Hsiao and her children have indicated they will not return to the marital home in Montville.

State authorities are assisting them.

Due to the sensitive nature of this case and an ongoing investigation, no further information will be made available, officials said. 

Prosecutor Carroll would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating this young family.