Mother shot her three young daughters dead with a hunting rifle before driving their bodies to her boyfriend’s home and killing herself on Monday
Aubrianne Moore was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot injury in her car, along with her daughters Kyrie Rodery, 8, Cassidy Rodery, 6, and Alaina Rau, 2, in Cedar Springs on Monday
Police say 28-year-old Moore took the girls into the woods and shot them with a hunting rifle
She put the bodies in her car, drove to her boyfriend’s home where shot herself
Investigators believe the mother committed the triple-murder suicide because she suffers from mental illness
She had been diagnosed with ‘unspecified schizophrenia’ and ‘psychosis’ and was involuntarily hospitalized for 10 days in September 201828-year-old mom Aubrianne Moore, [photo] shot her three young daughters and herself on Monday in Cedar Rapids, Michigan, in shocking triple domestic murder-suicide because she suffered from mental illness
New details have emerged in the case of a mother found shot dead in a car with her three young children in rural Michigan earlier Monday.
Authorities say 28-year-old Aubrianne Moore took her three daughters, eight-year-old Kyrie Rodery, six-year-old Cassidy Rodery and two-year-old Alaina Rau, out to a wooded area near Cedar Springs on February 18 and shot them with a hunting rifle.
She then loaded the children’s bodies back into her car, drove to her boyfriend’s home and shot herself. The boyfriend and father of the youngest daughter discovered the gruesome scene about an hour and a half later.
After authorities responded Monday at around 3pm to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids
‘We don’t know what was going through her head, she didn’t leave a suicide note or anything like that,’ Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young said.
Victims of domestic gun violence; sisters two-year-old Alaina Rau [left], eight-year-old Kyrie Rodery [center)], and six-year-old Cassidy Rodery [right], were all killed by their mom on Monday Feb 18,in Cedar Rapids, MI
Victim of mental illness: Aubrianne Moore [right], had been diagnosed with ‘unspecified schizophrenia’ and ‘psychosis’ and involuntarily hospitalized in September 2018. The 28-year-old seen here with her friend Kasey Jo [left], shot her three daughters last week before committing suicide
Moore’s boyfriend and father of the youngest daughter, two-year-old Alaina Rau [photo], discovered the four bodies outside his home at around 3pm on Monday
Doting mom: Moore posted a photo montage of her children on her Face book page that belied the violence she visited on them
LaJoye-Young described the case as one of the most difficult that she’s had to handle in her 29 years in law enforcement.
‘This is one of the hardest cases I’ve ever heard about. This is a very difficult case,’ she said on Wednesday. ‘Our investigators are feeling it. It’s heartbreaking that something like this happened in our community.
‘I’m heartbroken for the family and for everybody involved and the community at large, because this is not something that’s easy for us to not wonder what could have been done differently, what could we have done to help.’
The two older victims Cassidy Rodery, six, [left] and Kyrie Rodery, eight, [center], are pictured above
A GoFundMe campaign set up by Moore’s brother, Robert Graham, has raised more than $7,400 of the $15,000 target as of Thursday morning.
Graham said any money left over after funeral costs are covered will be used ‘for legal purposes – to examine how she was neglected by doctors and treated to a lesser degree of help than what she needed’.