River Falls Police Chief: Father left gas fireplace on, flammable liquid found in house

July 11, 2012 at 10:54 am in River Falls Journal

Aaron Schaffhausen, formerly of River Falls, allegedly left his three daughters behind in their home with the gas fireplace activated on the first floor and the odor of flammable liquid coming from the basement. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, July 11, Police Chief Roger Leque wouldn’t respond to a reporter’s question whether Schaffhausen had planned to burn the house down at 2790 Morningside Ave. Leque said that would only be speculation at this point. Schaffhausen’s three daughters, ages 5, 8 and 11 were found dead inside. Their bodies are now at the Ramsey County, Minn., Medical Examiner’s Office. Continue Reading