FT. WAYNE, Ind.–Sarah Zent and her three children: Carter, 5, Ashton, 3, and Aubree, 2, were remembered at a candlelight vigil held near the home where they were found murdered Wednesday morning on Gay St., in Ft. Wayne. The Thursday night event was attended by hundreds of people who came to say prayers and remember the family.
“They were definitely the biggest love bugs ever,” said her sister, Courtney Spiceer, talking with reporters. “They always wanted kisses, cuddles.”
All four were found stabbed. The man police say did it, Cohen Hancz-Baarron, was arrested Wednesday evening after fleeing to Lafayette. Court documents say he called both his mother and step-mother after the murders, asking for money, telling one he had been shot. Police said they found scratches, but no gunshot wound. They also found a knife.
Barron had escaped from a facility in Tippecanoe County in April, where he had been serving a six-year sentence for armed robbery.
Sarah Zent, the 26-year-old mother, was found kneeling by her bed, where her three children were found face down.
The family was remembered with prayers and music Thursday night.
“I did not expect all these people to show up,” said Spiceer. “She definitely had a big support system. She was always our backbone, always making sure we were ok.”
Barron is charged with four counts of murder.