A young mother and her three toddlers were identified Thursday as the victims of a gruesome Indiana quadruple homicide — during which they were stabbed multiple times and had their throats cut.
Sarah Nicole Zent, 26, was found kneeling beside a bed, where Carter, 5, Ashton, 3, and Aubree, 2, were laying face down dead from their gruesome injuries, authorities said.
Zent had also been strangled, but the cause of death for all four was multiple stab wounds, according to the Allen County coroner.
Zent’s apparent boyfriend, Cohen Bennet Hancz-Barron, 21, was arrested for the crime after an hours-long manhunt with formal charges still pending on Thursday.
When police arrived at Zent’s home early Wednesday morning they found an unidentified man and woman yelling “he killed them, they’re dead,” according to a probable cause affidavit posted to jconline.com.
Hancz-Barron was seen exiting the house early in the morning and stealing a truck, the affidavit said.