Baby found dead with mom in Fort Worth home had cut to neck


A 3-month-old baby found dead with his mom in a Fort Worth home died from a cut to the neck, the medical examiner said.

The husband reported coming home and finding the pair dead in a bed Thursday night in the 8500 block of Cactus Drive, which is in far north Fort Worth near the Saginaw border.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two as 36-year-old Shanna Vangewege and 3-month-old Diederik Vangewege. The mother’s cause of death is still unknown.

Shanna’s father said that police had questioned the husband for much of the night before releasing him.

The family relocated to the area from Colorado about six to eight months ago. Neighbors said they've never heard of a disturbance at the home before.

"It's very upsetting. I feel bad for both of them, the child especially. Really it is a shock. I wouldn't have expected to hear that. Let's put it that way," Bradly Daluz said.

The Fort Worth homicide unit is investigating. Police have not released any additional details about what may have happened in the house.

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