A memorial continues to grow outside a small gray house on John Street in Sandusky.
Inside, police said Curtis Clinton, 41, took the life of Heather Jackson, 23, and her 3-year-old girl and 18-month-old boy over the weekend.
Monday, Clinton was charged with three counts of aggravated murder after police said he strangled the three of them inside the home.
Next-door neighbor Leah Howman said that Jackson and her kids had just moved in a little over a week ago.
Upon arrival, Sandusky Police discovered an unthinkable scene: Heather Jackson’s body was underneath a mattress, her two children’s bodies were in a closet.
[Editor’s Note: Another report on this murder says the victim knew her attacker and had invited him into the home.]