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Memorial Tuesday Night For 3 Murdered Sisters

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WCCO) – In the face of unimaginable grief for a mother in River Falls, there is a tremendous outpouring for support for Jessica Schaffhausen, who today will mourn with others at a memorial service for her three daughters.

The girls — 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia — were murdered a week ago today, allegedly by their father, 34-year old Aaron Schaffhausen.

“The community has been amazing in their support.  They’ve gone out of their way to do everything they can to make life a little easier for us,” said Flint Watt, Jessica Schaffhausen’s uncle, who is serving as family spokesman.

Police say Aaron Schaffhausen killed the girls last Tuesday during a surprise visit to the family’s River Falls home.  After killing the girls, police say he placed them in their beds before calling his ex-wife and telling her that he’d killed the kids.

He’s charged with three counts of first-degree murder and being held on $2 million bond.

A visitation will be held at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course in River Falls this afternoon at 4 p.m.  The memorial service is at 7 p.m.

Police are still looking for a laptop computer he may have thrown from his car — a blue Chevy Cruze –before he turned himself in. If you have any information please contact authorities.

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