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Schaffhausen home to be auctioned off in foreclosure sale

News Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
Pierce County Herald
Schaffhausen home to be auctioned off in foreclosure sale
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

The house in River Falls where Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three daughters will be auctioned off in a sheriff’s foreclosure sale on Aug. 13.

Schaffhausen defaulted on a mortgage he took out last March. That was two months after he and his wife divorced and he moved to North Dakota – and four months before he killed his daughters Amara, Sophie and Cecilia.

Schaffhausen stopped making payments on the mortgage in January 2012, leaving $181,000 unpaid.

He’ll be sentenced July 15. In April a jury rejected his insanity defense. He had earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted arson.

Meanwhile, a fundraiser is planned July 20 for a playground in honor of the Schaffhausen children. A motorcycle run will start in River Falls and make several stops, ending with a poker game.