A father was arrested over the killing of three young girls in River Falls, Wisc., on Tuesday, police said.
Police were called to a home on Morningside Avenue around 3:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. ET) by the children’s mother, who was concerned about their safety after she said the father made statements about their wellbeing.
When officers got there, they noticed the smell of gas in the home and found the bodies of three girls between the ages of five and 11.
Police say the father, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen, turned himself into police.
Police Chief Roger Leque said, “All of us are saddened by this tragedy. At this time, there is no danger to the greater community arising out of this incident.”
The mother of the children, who was not home at the time, is safe and is assisting police in the investigation.
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