Death Of City Worker Investigated As Possibly Flu-Related
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TARRANT COUNTY (CBS 11 NEWS) – Fort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.
Co-workers and acquaintances say Diana Ruelas was in her mid to late 30’s. According to a CBS 11 News source, Ruelas left her job, as a City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Officer, early with flu-like symptoms. She died Thursday night.
Code Compliance director Brandon Bennett released the following statement -
“The City of Fort Worth was saddened to learn of the passing of one of its employees Thursday, code officer Diana Ruelas. Diana was known as a caring and dedicated city employee. We extend our most sincere condolences to her family.”
Ruelas has a daughter who attends Nolan Catholic High School. An email was sent out notifying many of her classmates of Diana Ruleas’ death. A school representative says it is a particularly hard loss because another student’s parent died this week too, though that death was not flu-related.
The school declined on-camera interviews but issued the following statement –
“Our community is deeply saddened and our prayers go out to the family. We pray they’ll find peace and comfort among all of us in the Nolan community.”
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