A Texas mom and her 3-month-old son were found dead in their beds the night of Dec. 15, with their throats slit, investigators said.
Shanna Riddle Vandewege, 36, and her son Diederick were found in bed by Shanna’s husband, Craig Vandewege, after coming home from his job at Costco, according to Shanna’s father.
"They tried so long to have a baby. She had three miscarriages prior to having one," said Mark Riddle, Shanna's father, to a local outlet.
A coroner ruled their deaths homicides, but police have presently named no suspects or motives. Craig cooperated with the investigation.
Shanna was a nurse at a nearby hospital but was currently on maternity leave. She had recently moved to Texas from Colorado, according to a GoFundMe page for her funeral expenses.
"Shanna was a beautiful soul and a dedicated nurse and mother,” the fundraising page said. “She cared about her patients as if they were family."