Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Double Homicide Goes Unsolved
Still no clues in murder of young mother and child -- police ask for help.
1400 South 45th Street, Mountain View 8:51 p.m., July 26, 2006 SDPD 32.692194, -117.098262
San Diego Police Homicide Unit detectives request the public’s assistance in the continuing investigation into the July 26, 2006 murders of 22-year-old Tori Vienneau and her 10-month-old son, Dean Springstube.
On the day of the murder, Tori’s roommate returned home from an errand and found Tori murdered in the living room of their Southcrest apartment. The roommate checked the apartment and found Dean, the infant, dead in another room, in his crib, strangled with a cord, just as his mother was.
The autopsy is sealed. Police remain tight-lipped about significant details of these slayings.
Homicide detectives have investigated the murders for the past year, with little concrete results, and continue to search for people who have not previously come forward who have details about this crime.
This is one of the most heinous, viscous cold case homicides on the books, and “gut wrenching,” according to Lt. Kevin Rooney, even for the department’s most hardened detectives and crime lab personnel.
SDPD encourages anyone with information to contact Sgt. Dave Johnson at 619-531-2276 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-TIPS.