RIVER FALLS PD NEWS RELEASE:
River Falls Police and other law enforcement agencies continue with the investigation surrounding the tragic events of July 10 in River Falls.
Police are requesting the public’s assistance involving a laptop computer and computer bag believed to be Aaron Schaffhausen’s. It is believed to be a Sony VAIO in a Targus laptop bag.
These items may have been disposed of by Mr. Schaffhausen before turning himself into the River Falls Police Department. These items may be located along the side of the road or in a ditch.
Mr. Schaffhausen may have traveled using roads leading east or
north of the 2790 Morningside Avenue address to include as far away as Baldwin,Wisconsin. At the time he was driving a metallic blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicle with a California License plate. (Click on the camera icon to see a pic of the car)
Should any citizen discover these items, they can contact the River Falls Police Department immediately at 715-425-0909. We are also asking any citizen who may have seen a vehicle matching this description between 1:30pm and 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July
10, 2012 to contact the River Falls Police Department at the same phone number.
Although the family is in the process of identifying an official spokesperson to speak on their behalf, they have not done so at this time.
The family indicates that additional comments or statements will not be provided at this time.
No further press releases are planned until next week.
HUDSON, Wis. (WEAU) - The man accused of killing his three daughters is now facing murder charges in the case.
The three charges of First-Degree Intentional Homicide were filed against Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, of Minot, ND Thursday. Court records show that a judge set his bond at $2,000,000 cash.
Authorities say he and his ex-wife, the girls' mother, had a rocky relationship.
Amara Schaffhausen, 11, Sophie Schaffhausen, 8, and Cecilia Schaffhausen, 5, were all found dead inside their River Falls home Tuesday afternoon.
Officers say Aaron Schaffhausen had called the girls' mother out of the blue and asked for an unplanned visit.
According to the criminal complaint, the autopsies showed all three girls died from sharp force injury to the right sides of their necks and have been ruled homicide.
We've posted the full criminal complaint along with this article. WARNING: SOME PARTS ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC.