Mother, 3-Month-Old Son Found With Throats Slit in Texas Home

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An autopsy shows that a mother and her infant son found dead inside their Texas home last week both died from  similar cuts to the neck, coroners officials announced Sunday.

Shanna Vandewege, 36, and her family had recently moved to Fort Worth from Colorado, a family friend told KTLA sister station KDVR.

Vandewege posted this photo a Facebook photo just after Thanksgiving with her husband Craig by her side and their 3-month-old son Diederek nestled between them.

The Vandewege family are seen in a Facebook photo from November, 2016.

Vandewege and her infant son were found lifeless in bed Dec. 15 — inside their home on Cactus Flower Drive, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The medical examiner has ruled both of their deaths homicides caused by a cut to the neck, the paper reported.

Neighbors described them as friendly and good neighbors.

They say they never saw anything suspicious at the home until Thursday night, when police cars lined their street.

“This is just shocking,” one neighbor told CNN-affiliate KTVT.  “This is a quiet neighborhood, we don’t have any problems, not even any thefts that I know of.”

Fort Worth police say they received a call from Saginaw police, saying that a man had come home to find the bodies.

Homicide detectives have not made an arrest, and said they are not immediately ruling anyone out as a possible suspect.


Police have not released any information about a potential suspect.

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