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Woman Killed 3 Daughters, Self With Hunting Rifle

By The Associated Press

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.

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.

The bodies were found on Monday, Feb. 18, at a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids.

Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene
Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near Cedar Springs, Mich., on Feb. 18, 2019. (Neil Blake/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

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.”

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.”

Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting
Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near the corner of 19 Mile NE and Division Avenue NE at a property near Cedar Springs, Mich., on Feb. 18, 2019. (Neil Blake/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

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.”

People with the disorder often struggle with hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, and/or movement disorders. People may “lose touch” with some aspects of reality.

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