When police took Shaun Vordermann away Saturday night for a mental health evaluation, his wife's family thought he finally was on the road to recovery.
"We all made a sigh of relief," said Julie Ellingson, aunt of Jennifer Vordermann. "(We thought,) 'Thanks goodness, whatever's going on with Shaun, he'll get the help that he needs.'"
Unfortunately, that never happened, and now Jennifer's family wants to know why.
Jennifer and Shaun were found dead in their bedroom at 39 Mildred Ave., Edgerton, at 8 a.m. Monday, the victims of a murder-suicide, police say.
Edgerton Chief Tom Klubertanz did not say Monday who did the shooting, but Ellingson said Shaun's behavior had become increasingly bizarre in the 10 months since he and Jennifer married.
Shaun seemed like a sweet and cheerful guy in the five years he and Jennifer dated, Ellingson said. But after the marriage, he became controlling and illogical. He'd call Jennifer over and over when she was away, needing to know where she was every minute. Sometimes he stalked her at work or restaurants and bars she went to with friends.
The family was concerned after Shaun bought a gun a few months ago, even though he'd never gone hunting, Ellingson said.
"He said he was going to start target practice," she said. "It didn't make any sense."