RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – The family of three girls who were killed last week is thanking the community for its support in the days after the murders.
The family released a statement through the River Falls Police Department. It says, in part: “We are deeply moved by the outpouring of love, concern and care expressed by everyone we have encountered during this difficult time, and it has helped us immensely to know that this community is supporting us during this terrible tragedy.”
Police are again asking for help in finding a laptop computer and computer bag that are believed to belong to Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, of Minot, ND. He’s the girls’ father, and is charged with three counts of First-Degree Intentional Homicide in the case.
Police say the items may be along a road or in a ditch, and that Mr. Schaffhausen may have used roads leading east or north of the 2790 Morningside Avenue address, and may have driven as far away as Baldwin. At the time he was driving a metallic blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicle with a California License plate
“I think it is fair to say for now the Police Department has faced and continues to face a significant challenge,” River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque said in a statement. “I am very proud of our staff that has performed with tremendous professionalism under extremely difficult circumstances.
A memorial for the victims is scheduled for Tuesday evening in River Falls.