Aaron Schaffhausen arrested after 3 young daughters found dead in Wisconsin home
My God, what a horrible crime. It appears as though he left the gas for the fireplace on but police also say the girls were hurt badly. It's unclear what actually killed them. This is so damned tragic. The couple was estranged. He seems to live in North Dakota and called the mother for an unscheduled visit with the girls. Aaron Schaffhausen has been arrested. They look to have been three wonderful, healthy and happy young girls in pictures.
A man suspected of killing his three young daughters unexpectedly contacted their mother Tuesday, asking to stop by for a visit. He later called her to say he had hurt the girls, police said Wednesday, and, soon after, authorities found their bodies in the River Falls home.
Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, was being held Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide, city administrator Scot Simpson said. Formal charges are pending, and he is expected to be arraigned Thursday.
Officers discovered the bodies of 11-year-old Amara Schaffhausen, 8-year-old Sophie Schaffhausen and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen on Tuesday after their mother called police, Simpson said.
Police are still investigating exactly how the girls died and what might have led up to the killings.