Oreanna Antoinette Myers
Oreanna Myers was a woman from who allegedly used a shotgun to kill her five children before shooting herself and setting their house on fire at the scene near the city of Williamsburg in Virginia, the US, on December 8. He also left a note before her husband arrived.
Myers has been accused of killing her three children and two stepchildren at their home near Williamsburg, West Virginia.
Disturbing details of the killings were revealed by investigators on Thursday.
Oreanna Myers Age
Oreanna Myers was 25 years old at the time of her death.
Oreanna Myers: Mother Kills Children
Oreanna Myers shot all five children before setting the house on fire and turning the gun on herself. According to the sheriff department, Myers texted the father of the children hours before telling him she left something in their vehicle and that she was sorry she wasn’t ‘strong enough.’
Crews responded to the fire on December 8, 2020 just before 4 pm. 911 was alerted that the house along Flynns Creek Road was on fire around 330 p.m., just an hour after Myers was seen at the bus stop picking up two of the children.
When fire crews arrived at the home just before 3:50 p.m., flames were fierce, and the home was badly damaged.
Myers body was found just before 4:30 p.m. at a picnic table along the south side of the home, the sheriff says. A shot gun was located beside her body.
Oreanna Myers Surveillance, Footage
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, Oreanna Myers was wearing a coat with a hood and had a red line drawn across her face, according to Sloan.
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?”
Oreanna Myers Obituary
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.”
All five boys’ bodies were found inside the home and Myers’ remains were discovered outside.
Oreanna Myers Husband, Children
Oreanna Myers was married to her husband Brian Bumgarner. The couple had three boys together, and the other two children at the home were from Bumgarner’s first marriage. Their 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.
Brian Bumgarner is married to Oreanna Myers, who together shared five cute children. Bumgarner stayed with relatives instead of at home during the work week due to transportation issues, according to Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan.
He had spent time away from home during a 10-day period before the tragedy because the family’s vehicle had been involved in a crash.
Oreanna Myers Note
In several notes found at the scene, Myers had written that she was suffering from mental illness.
One read: “This is no one’s fault but my own. My demons won over me. Sorry, I wasn’t strong enough.”
She had also texted her husband: “You’ll have nothing to come back to but a corpse. No one cares why should I?
“Money will come and go, once I go there’s no replacing me. I beg and cry for help but never get it.
“It’s my mental health that needs tending to – help me – I do not care anymore.”
Oreanna Myers Mentall Illness
Sloan confirmed that Myers had received no treatment for mental illness and that there was no history of mistreatment of the children. He added: “Obviously we can’t determine why Oreanna Myers chose to end the lives of five children and then take her own life.