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 north of Grand Rapids.
Autopsies were conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to local outlet MLive.
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.
“I believe the individual has mental illness and as a result of that mental illness the individual can reasonably be expected within the near future to intentionally or unintentionally seriously physically injure self or others and has engaged in an act or acts or made significant threats that are substantially supportive of this expectation,” the petition read, according to local outlet WOOD-TV.
The social worker wrote, “Aubrianne is keeping her kids home from school because the television told her there would be a school bus accident today,” MLive reports. She added that Moore "stays awake at night believing people will break into her home" and "is not eating believing food is being poisoned.”
Brandon Rodery, the father of two of the victims, said Moore was a “loving mother” and “protective” of her kids.
“That’s why I don’t understand what happened,” he said, according to WOOD-TV.
He added that while he knew she received mental health treatment, he doesn’t know what happened afterward.
“I don’t know if anybody did any follow-up. I don’t know if they monitored her. I’m guessing from what happened that she probably wasn’t taking her medication,” he told the outlet.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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