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Police Chief Roger Leque answers questions concerning the triple homicide from an array of media reporters Thursday afternoon, July 11, at River Falls City Hall. Phil Pfuehler photo.

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

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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.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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