Highland Park Police Seek What Prompted Stabbings

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas - Police in a wealthy Dallas enclave are trying to determine why a man apparently stabbed his wife before taking his own life.

Highland Park police say toxicology results are pending on John Rodman Steele.

Police say Dina Steele was wounded early Wednesday trying to protect herself. She called 911 to report she awoke to find her husband stabbing her and himself.

Police say the couple's 16-year-old son tried to help his mother. The teen and his 12-year-old sister weren't injured. Both also called 911 to summon help.

Dina Steele was taken to Baylor University Medical Center with wounds not believed to be life-threatening. A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday there was no listing for a patient by that name.

Police say her husband was declared dead at the hospital Wednesday.

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