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    OH - Pike County: 8 people from one family dead as police hunt for killer(s) #2

    PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- An act of violence that has shaken the small community of Piketon in Pike County, Ohio is leaving many in disbelief.

    Eight people, including a teenager, were all killed execution-style in four separate locations Friday in the Peebles area of Pike County, Ohio near the Adams County line Friday.

    http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Inv...376728131.html

    Shootings with multiple fatalities reported in southern Ohio

    Posted: 10:47 AM, April 22, 2016
    Updated: 11:42 AM, April 22, 2016

    CINCINNATI - A shooting involving multiple fatalities was reported in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear.

    The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati. Spokesman Dan Tierney says the Pike County sheriff's office requested state help at 8:20 a.m.

    Tierney had no information on whether a suspect was in custody. He also had no confirmation on the number of fatalities...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/n...ported-in-ohio

    PIKE COUNTY, OH (WCMH/WDTN) — The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there were seven adults and one 16-year-old juvenile who were killed execution-style Friday late morning. They were all members of the same family. Death notifications were still being made Friday night.

    Three children survived; a 4-day-old, 6-month-old and 3-year-old. The newborn’s mother is among those victims shot. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said it does not appear any of the victims committed suicide.

    http://wdtn.com/2016/04/22/ohio-bci-...d=twitter_wdtn

    PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The names and dates of birth for the eight victims killed in execution-style murders in Pike County, Ohio Friday have been released. The names are as follows:

    • Hannah Gilley, DOB 02/28/1996
    • Christopher Rhoden, Sr., DOB 09/17/1975
    • Christopher Rhoden, Jr., DOB 11/04/1999
    • Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, DOB 08/10/1995
    • Dana Rhoden, DOB 08/29/1978
    • Gary Rhoden, DOB 12/19/1977
    • Hanna Rhoden, DOB 04/07/1997
    • Kenneth Rhoden, DOB 03/30/1972

    http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Inv...376728131.html (this link also contains audio of the 911 calls)

    A victim's advocate provided a short statement on behalf of the Rhoden family Saturday afternoon.

    "The Rhoden family would like to thank everyone for all the outpouring for prayers and support for their family," she read. "They ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers. They'd like to thank all law enforcement from Pike County and all surrounding counties for their immediate response, especially to Sheriff Charlie Reader for all his hard work."

    http://www.chillicothegazette.com/st...l-22/83380444/

    They eight victims have been identified as: recent-father and husband-to-be Frankie Rhoden and his 20-year-old fiancee Hannah Hazel Gilley; 22-year-old mother Hanna May Rhoden; grandmother-to-be Dana Lynn Rhoden, 37; 16-year-old Chris Rhoden Jr; 40-year-old Chris Rhoden Sr; 38-year-old Gary Rhoden and 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden.

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    During a news conference on Friday evening, Attorney General Mike DeWine said authorities have interviewed more than 30 people and will talk to more of them as the investigation continues.

    'We will continue until the case is solved. We do not know whether we're talking about one individual or two or three or more,' DeWine added.
    No person of interest has been apprehended and investigators are looking at different theories.

    They believe the killers targeted the family specifically, and DeWine said there was no indication of a threat towards the rest of the community.

    The rest of the family has been in touch with the sheriff's office for their protection.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz46h5rLZf2 (this link further describes who's who and the familial relationships of the victims to one another)

    Investigators found three marijuana “grow operations” at residences where eight family members were slain in southern Ohio, state Attorney General Mike DeWine said Sunday at a news conference.


    He didn’t say whether the marijuana was connected to the execution-style killings discovered last Friday at four residences in Piketon.

    http://fox13now.com/2016/04/23/autho...e-county-ohio/

    PRESSER: APRIL 24, 2016


    MOD NOTE: Tricia has given permission for sleuths to discuss the criminal records of the family members who were murdered. In light of the grow operations they may be very relevant. Please refrain from posting criminal histories of other individuals who have not been named persons of interest or suspects by LE or simply because they have the last name of the victims or may be a distant cousin or aunt. Stick with the victims for now. That may change as more develops on this case.

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    Subscribing. :-)

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    "Authorities say they found marijuana-growing operations at three of the four locations where eight family members in rural southern Ohio were found fatally shot.

    They said at a news conference Sunday that it's unclear what, if any, role the growing operations had in Friday's killings."

    Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/31803467/t...#ixzz46ml3Y9US

    "marijuana was found at three of the scenes in what Attorney General Mike DeWine called “grow operations” Sunday."
    http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/watch...e-co-homicides
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    I'm still stunned with 18 pieces of evidences and four scenes with several different agencies there.

    Did the killers clean up it good enough to not leave any evidence? What about other evidence that is personal belongings that would normally be taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujenn81 View Post
    Here are my notes from the presser for anyone who cares---


    SHERIFF:
    They are maintaining the crime scenes and keeping them secure and guarded, just in case they need to go back to look for something they may have missed.
    This is a large investigation and they ask the public to be patient.
    They are working 24 hours around the clock but predict it will be a lengthy investigation.
    An OPRC Star Team (of 38 men) is currently going back over the crime scenes to make sure nothing was missed and are also searching nearby wooded areas to look for additional potential evidence. Hundreds of men and women from other departments in the state have come to assist them with this investigation.


    AG:


    Over 100 tips received.
    50-60 interviews conducted and others will continue to be conducted.
    Over 100 personnel working this case.
    5 search warrants conducted.
    4 crime scenes.
    18 pieces of evidence sent to the BCI Lab for testing of DNA and other purposes.
    This was a pre-planned execution. It was a sophisticated operation and whoever is responsible did everything they could to hinder the investigation and prosecution. This is not a case of a "mad person" who's done this.
    He will continue to provide info about what they are doing but he will not provide the results. Their goal is to do whatever they have to do to find these people or person responsible.
    Most of this investigation is being conducted using good old-fashioned police work.
    Jeff Ruby has offered a $25K reward for anyone who brings information forward that results in a conviction of those responsible.
    He will not give out info that will slow down the investigation or hinder the prosecution.


    SHERIFF:


    Only 1 family has been targeted and they have been told to be armed.
    Anything that seems out of the ordinary should be reported. He suggests anyone in the community that has concerns about their safety to remain armed.
    He reiterates that these killings were methodical, well-planned out, well-thought out, and most of them were killed in their sleep.


    AG:


    No comment about if they have any suspects/POIs.
    No comment about possible motive.
    No comment to a question a reporter asked about the family being stalked.
    No comment about if they have recovered useful CCTV footage.


    SHERIFF:


    He will not reveal the location of the 5th warrant at this time. They added that the warrants would eventually be filed with the county and that info is available to the public.
    Confirmed a drug problem exists in the county and throughout all of Ohio.
    No comment about whether drugs were found inside any of the homes.
    No comment about if any weapons were found or what weapons (calibers) were used.
    No comment about where the surviving family members are staying.
    7 autopsies have been completed & 8th will be completed tomorrow.
    LE was familiar with the family because it's a small community.
    No comment on the family's criminal history. Sheriff said he (personally) had never had any criminal contact with this family since he's worked for the county (the last 20 years).
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    Victims and crime scenes:
    #1. Trailer between large silver metal building and garage. Address is 4077 Union Hill. Piketon, Ohio. If you google- you'll need to use 4050 Union Hill to get location as Google maps shows it incorrect. Two males. Christopher Rhoden Sr. 40. Gary Rhoden, 38. Cousin. Original 911 call generated from this location.

    #2. Trailer to the right of metal garage at same location- "walking distance". Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 20. Fiancee Hannah Gilley, 20. His 3 year old son from a prior relationship, unharmed. Their 6 month old son, unharmed.

    #3. 4199 Union Hill Road, Piketon Ohio. Dana Rhoden, 37. Hanna Rhoden, 19. Chris Rhoden Jr. 16. 4 day old baby unharmed. Her 3 year old daughter was not there.

    #4. 799 Left Fork Road Lucasville, Ohio. Kenneth Rhoden, 44. Brother to Chris Sr.

    The 16 year old was NOT alone at 799 Left Fork. No one ran from any of the crime scenes. No one was out in any of the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKearns View Post
    I'm still stunned with 18 pieces of evidences and four scenes with several different agencies there.

    Did the killers clean up it good enough to not leave any evidence? What about other evidence that is personal belongings that would normally be taken?
    I understood him to say they had removed 18 pieces of evidence that were taken for DNA and ballistics testing. Not necessarily that was ALL they- took- just that these 18 pieces were taken for specific testing.

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    many thanks to winterrose for the video link to presser. It is in the OP so we can refer back to it as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomepaws View Post
    I understood him to say they had removed 18 pieces of evidence that were taken for DNA and ballistics testing. Not necessarily that was ALL they- took- just that these 18 pieces were taken for specific testing.
    I hope that is what they meant, because 18 pieces is nothing.


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    Bringing over from the previous thread, 60 Minutes is doing a show tonight about Ohio's Heroin Epidemic

    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/previe...roin-epidemic/

    Link has a preview of the show featuring interview with AG Mike DeWine.

    The drug problem has been raging in Ohio for several years, with little success in fighting the crime and deaths it brings.
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    I really like the Sheriff and Attorney General, I think they're handling this very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesomepaws View Post
    Victims and crime scenes:
    #1. Trailer between large silver metal building and garage. Address is 4077 Union Hill. Piketon, Ohio. If you google- you'll need to use 4050 Union Hill to get location as Google maps shows it incorrect. Two males. Christopher Rhoden Sr. 40. Gary Rhoden, 38. Cousin. Original 911 call generated from this location.

    #2. Trailer to the right of metal garage at same location- "walking distance". Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 20. Fiancee Hannah Gilley, 20. His 3 year old son from a prior relationship, unharmed. Their 6 month old son, unharmed.

    #3. 4199 Union Hill Road, Piketon Ohio. Dana Rhoden, 37. Hanna Rhoden, 19. Chris Rhoden Jr. 16. 4 day old baby unharmed. Her 3 year old daughter was not there.

    #4. 799 Left Fork Road Lucasville, Ohio. Kenneth Rhoden, 44. Brother to Chris Sr.

    The 16 year old was NOT alone at 799 Left Fork. No one ran from any of the crime scenes. No one was out in any of the roads.
    This is very helpful. Good to see you posting, hope you will continue. Looking forward to your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray_of_hope View Post
    "Authorities say they found marijuana-growing operations at three of the four locations where eight family members in rural southern Ohio were found fatally shot.

    They said at a news conference Sunday that it's unclear what, if any, role the growing operations had in Friday's killings."

    Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/31803467/t...#ixzz46ml3Y9US

    "marijuana was found at three of the scenes in what Attorney General Mike DeWine called “grow operations” Sunday."
    http://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/watch...e-co-homicides
    This could explain why they are just now searched the wooded areas nearby; perhaps more plants. Whatever happened, this family pissed off the wrong folks. It's such a horrible shame that they put themselves in such a position. It may sound harsh and presumptuous, but given the facts we know this was not a random crime of opportunity.

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    Here's an article with pics, in one of them there appears to be a heavy set male wearing a green shirt in handcuffs being escorted into some sort of truck...

    http://m.wlwt.com/news/community-rat...inues/39189042

    What do you all think? It's photo number 23/24. This same person is in the earlier slides simply talking, but that does look to me as if he's being escorted...


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