OREANNA Antoinette Myers allegedly had a red mark on her face and her son asked if it was blood before she “killed five kids,” surveillance video reveals.
Myers 25, has been accused of killing her three children and two stepchildrenCredit: WVNS
According to police, Myers fatally shot five children before setting their house on fire and taking her own lifeCredit: Greenbrier County Sheriff Department
All five boys were killed in their West Virginia home on December 8, 2020Credit: Handout
Disturbing details of the killings were revealed by investigators on Thursday.
According to police, Myers fatally shot five children before setting their house on fire and taking her own life.
Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan opened up about the case’s details during a Thursday press conference in Fairlea, West Virginia.
Sloan said chilling video footage was obtained from a school bus that had dropped off two children at a stop on the day of their deaths, Metro News reports.
In the footage, Myers was wearing a coat with a hood and had a red line drawn across her face, according to Sloan.
A baby was among the deadCredit: Family/Morgan Funeral Home
The killings took place on December 8Credit: Family/Morgan Funeral Home
The five murdered children ranged from as young as age one to seven years oldCredit: Family/Morgan Funeral Home
All five boys’ bodies were found inside the homeCredit: Family/Morgan Funeral Home
Sloan explained one boy is seen asking Myers: “What is the blood on your face?”
Myers responded: “I drew on myself” – prompting the young boy, her four-year-old son Kian, to say: “You drew on yourself?”
Not long after, the house was set on fire – and Myers’ body was later found, with the red line still on her face.
Sloan recalled Myers was wearing the same coat in the video, adding: “You could still see the red mark drawn across the bridge of her nose underneath her eyes.”
The five murdered children ranged from as young as age one to seven years old.
Their names were: Haiken Jirachi Myers, 1, Arikyle Nova Myers, 3, Kian Myers, 4, Riley James Bumgarner, 6, and Shaun Dawson Bumgarner, 7.
All five boys’ bodies were found inside the home and Myers’ remains were discovered outside.
According to Sloan, Myers didn’t bring her two youngest children to the but stop on the afternoon of December 8 – something she normally does.
Brian Bumgarner – Myers’ husband – was staying with relatives at the time of the murdersCredit: Family/Morgan Funeral Home
Oreanna Antoinette Myers killed these two boys, police saidCredit: Family/Morgan Funeral Home
As the investigation into Myers’ case has ended, Sloan explained: “Obviously we can’t determine why Oreanna Myers chose to end the lives of five children and then take her own life.
“However, through all the facts and evidence obtained during this investigation and all the information that’s been acquired that we concluded did occur on Dec. 8, 2020 at 611 Flynns Creek Road.”
According to Sheriff Sloan, Myers left several notes including a confession, in a plastic bag.
“I had shot all boys in the head,” one letter written by Myers read, according to the sheriff.
“I had set house on fire. I had shot myself in the head. I’m sorry mental health is serious. I hope one day someone will help others like me. Mental health is not to joke about or to take lightly. When someone begs, pleads, cries out for help, please help them. You just might save a life or more lives. Thank you, O.A.M.”
Myers’ husband Brian Bumgarner stayed with relatives instead of at home during the work week due to transportation issues, according to Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan.
The couple had three boys together, and the other two children at the home were from Bumgarner’s first marriage.