A mother and her infant son died after their necks were cut and their deaths have been ruled homicides, according to Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
The deaths of 3-month-old Diederick and Shanna Riddle Vandewege, 36, and her 3-month-old son, Diederick, remain under investigation, police said Saturday.
“At this time we have ruled no one out as a potential suspect,” a Fort Worth homicide supervisor said. “Also, we are not specifically looking at any one person as a suspect at this time.”
Fort Worth police went to the house in the 8500 block of Cactus Flower Drive in north Fort Worth after receiving a call from Saginaw police around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The caller said a man had come home and found a woman and child dead, said Officer Daniel Segura, a Fort Worth police spokesman.
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Shanna Vandewege and her infant son were both found dead in their beds, according to the medical examiner.
Mark Riddle, Shanna Vandewege’s father, said his daughter worked as a registered nurse at an area hospital but was still on maternity leave.
He said the couple moved from Colorado to Fort Worth this year. He said his son-in-law, Craig Vandewege, who works at Costco, came to Fort Worth first to find a good home for his expectant wife.