Michigan mom killed 3 daughters, self with hunting rifle, police say

The bodies were found Monday at a property near Cedar Springs, Michigan.

Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, near Cedar Springs, Mich. Authorities say several people, including children, have been fatally shot at a property in western Michigan. (Neil Blake/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
Kent County sheriff personnel investigate the scene. –Neil Blake / MLive.com / The Grand Rapids Press via AP

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — 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 Wednesday 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 Monday at a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Grand Rapids.

Newaygo County Probate Court records show Moore spent 10 days at a Grand Rapids psychiatric hospital in September.

A social worker wrote in a Sept. 17 petition requesting the hospitalization that the woman was paranoid and had visual and auditory hallucinations.

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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.”