WALKER COUNTY, Texas — A woman who was found murdered with her 18-month-old grandson at her home west of Hunstville Wednesday, worked at the state prison, along with her grandson’s mother, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson said.
Shanta Fey Crawford, 55, was a former University of Texas Medical Branch medical worker in the Ellis Unit in Huntsville. She had just retired to help take care of her now-deceased grandson.
Both of her grandson’s parents worked as correctional officers. His mother works at the Ellis Unit and his father at a prison in Dallas.
Crawford and her grandson were found dead in their home along Highway 30 at M. Williams Road. Relatives said Crawford was found in the kitchen, while Aiyden was found in another room.
Walker County Sheriff’s deputies were led to the home after Crawford’s husband came home from work and made the gruesome discovery. He made a frantic 911 call, then ran outside crying and flagged down a neighbor.
The Texas Department of Public Safety held a news conference Wednesday night, but troopers revealed very little about the murders and their search for the killer.
The Texas Rangers are assisting with the ongoing investigation.