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Fort Wayne Police Investigating Four Deaths, Including Three Children

Rebecca Green

The Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating what appears to be a quadruple homicide that occurred Wednesday morning on the city’s southeast side.

Officers responded to an unknown problem on Gay Street just before 11 a.m. and discovered three young children and an adult woman, all deceased.

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Cohen Bennet Hancz-Barron has been named as a suspect in the deaths of four people, including three children. He remains at large and is to be considered armed and dangerous

Police say they have identified Cohen Bennet Hancz-Barron as a suspect.  Hancz-Barron was arrested Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in Lafayette, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

His arrest was the culmination of the effort of FWPD Homicide, Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, Vice and Narcotics Unit, and the Indiana State Police. Hancz-Barron will be transported back to Allen County on four preliminary charges of murder.

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.
Ella Abbott is a multimedia reporter for 89.1 WBOI. She is a strong believer in the ways audio storytelling can engage an audience and create a sensory experience.