(WHDH) — A 21-year-old man is facing murder charges in connection with the “gruesome” deaths of a woman and three “very young” children, authorities said.

Cohen Bennett Hancz-Barron, of Indiana, was arrested this week for allegedly killing the victims at home in Fort Wayne, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Officers responding to a report of an unknown situation at a home on Gay Street around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday found three murdered young children and a dead woman, police said in a news release.

“When you have murdered children, it’s going to be gruesome,” Fort Wayne Police spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Webb told the Associated Press.

Hancz-Barron was identified as a suspect and later found at an apartment complex in Lafayette. He has since been booked into the Allen County Jail on four counts of murder.

Webb said that Hancz-Barron knew the victims but police do not know what his relationship was to them.

(Copyright (c) 2021 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox