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Police arrest suspect after 3 young children, woman found dead in Fort Wayne

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 08:31:43-04

FORT WAYNE — The man wanted in connection with the deaths of three children and a woman all found slain on Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne was arrested in Lafayette, according to the Associated Press. That's more than 100 miles away from the scene.

The four were found dead at 10:45 a.m. when police responded to an "unknown problem" at the 2900 Block of Gay St. in Fort Wayne.

FWPD identified the suspect connected to the quadruple murder as 21-year-old Cohen Bennet Hancz-Barron.

Police say Hancz-Barron was an acquaintance of the victims, whose identities have yet to be released.

Sgt. Jeremy Webb, a Fort Wayne Police spokesman, said it was a “gruesome” crime scene. According to Webb, the children were young and the slayings likely occurred between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday.