Crews begin tearing down Schaffhausen home

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. - The home where Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three young daughters is being dismantled piece-by-piece.

A neighbor tells KARE 11 that he will be glad to see it go, saying it is just too much to look at every day. 

Another neighbor says even a new home won't change the aura of the property or the feeling in the neighborhood.

Regardless, crews began the week-long task of tearing down the Schaffhausen home in River Falls on Monday. 

"For us to be again, a part of the solution in this in this difficult time for the family, and to honor their wishes, means a lot to us," said Sarah Olson, Vice President of Affinity Credit Union, which holds the mortgage to the home.

Items that can be reused in the home will go to Habitat for Humanity.

Eventually the land will sold with the money raised from that sale going to a memorial playground that will pay tribute to Amara, Sophie, and Cecilia. 

So far, $110,000 has been raised for the playground along with more than $120,000 in materials and labor that have also been promised.

The $555,000 project continues to hold fundraising project. The next one will be an auction offering artwork made by the girls.

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