SOLON TOWNSHIP, Michigan—Authorities say a Michigan woman fatally shot her three young daughters in a wooded area with a bolt-action hunting rifle before driving home with their bodies and shooting herself.
NEW TODAY: Michigan officials say Aubrianne Moore shot and killed her three daughters, ages 2, 6, and 8, with a rifle on Monday before turning the gun on herself. https://t.co/IX07e7hBKL
— WSBT (@WSBT) February 20, 2019
Kent County sheriff’s Sgt. Joel Roon identified them on Wednesday, Feb. 19, as 28-year-old Aubrianne Moore, 8-year-old Kyrie Rodery, 6-year-old Cassidy Rodery, and 2-year-old Alaina Rau.
Aubrianne Moore fatally shot her 3 children — Alaina Rau, 2, Cassidy Rodery, 6, Kryie Roder, 9 — in Cedar Springs, Michigan, before killing herself with the rifle used in the shooting, police say. She battled mental illness and was recently hospitalized https://t.co/QEmI8xmdGu pic.twitter.com/mCDrPiCfW5
— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) February 21, 2019
The bodies were found on Monday, Feb. 18, at a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids.
Newaygo County Probate Court records show Moore spent 10 days at a Grand Rapids psychiatric hospital in September.
LaJoye-Young called the scene “a horrific thing to be called to” and said, “My heart goes out to the families involved here and the community.”
KCSO Sheriff LaJoye-Young addresses the media regarding an active investigation on 19 mile Road. We can confirm 4 casualties however we do not believe there is an active threat to community safety. pic.twitter.com/HdcxtNyI6n
— Kent County Sheriff (@KentSheriff) February 18, 2019
A social worker wrote in a Sept. 17 petition requesting the hospitalization that the woman was paranoid and had visual and auditory hallucinations.
The social worker wrote Moore “stays awake at night believing people will break into her home” and “is not eating believing food is being poisoned.”
Authorities found Aubrianne Moore and her 3 daughters, ages 2, 6, and 8, shot to death inside their home in Michigan, but police think there’s a second crime scene. https://t.co/NGFPXZXPqE
— FOX59 News (@FOX59) February 20, 2019
Woman Suffered From Mental Disorders
According to the National Institutes of Health, schizophrenia “is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.”
The agency added, “People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.”
Aubrianne Moore, who was found dead Monday along with her
three children in northern Kent County, was diagnosed with schizophrenia based on visual and auditory hallucinations. She believed her food was being poisoned and that people would break into her home, court records show. pic.twitter.com/1qCzxangdO
— John Hogan (@JohnHoganWZZM) February 19, 2019
People with the disorder often struggle with hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, and/or movement disorders. People may “lose touch” with some aspects of reality.