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Police arrest father in deaths of 3 girls in Wis.

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RIVER FALLS (AP) -

 

Three girls are dead and their father is in jail as police investigate an apparent triple homicide in the western Wisconsin city of River Falls.

   A news release says officers were dispatched about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when girls' mother called police to express concern because of statements made by the father.

   Police arrived to find the bodies of three girls, ages 5 to 11, who appeared to fit the descriptions of the children living there. Police reported the smell of gas in the home, but did not identify the cause of their deaths.

   The 34-year-old father later turned himself in to police.

   Police say the mother is safe and is assisting police.

   River Falls Police Chief Roger Leque says there's no danger to the rest of the community.

 

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