OH Pike County: 8 in Rhoden Family Murdered Over Custody Issue, 4 Members Wagner Family Arrested#49

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  1. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    In the article linked in my previous post about Brently and his mom Chelsea Robinson, I found this quote disturbing:

    Holly Zacharia's article was published in the Columbus Dispatch on May 13, 2016, just a few weeks after the murders. LE didn't even suspect the Wagners at that time. Looking back, it's terrifying to think Chelsea was having to rely on herself and a neighbor to help protect her and Brently back then. They were in extreme danger, JMO.

    JMO, it's possible the Wags considered making a late night visit to Brently and his mom to make sure he didn't talk about what he saw or heard that night. It makes me angry that young woman and her child had to live in fear for so many years. But he lived, he talked and it may have helped put AW in jail. Permanently, I hope. JMO


    Link again

    Mother of 3-year-old who survived Pike County shootings learns to adjust
     


  2. Loomis124

    Loomis124 Well-Known Member

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    IDK, but just sleuthing...does anyone remember a hunter who reported to LE that he heard shots that morning? IIRC, it was the opening day of Turkey season. TY. JMO
     
  3. Johnny B Bad

    Johnny B Bad Well-Known Member

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    I think if they came thru the woods the Guineas did, JMO
     
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  4. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Someone posted about it here, but we couldn't discuss it. I searched right away and found the link, but it wasn't an MSM source, so against TOS. IIRC, the hunter related his experience in a comment on a blog or local web site of some sort. Still can't discuss it here for that reason.
     
  5. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Haven't heard these since I was a kid

     
  6. Loomis124

    Loomis124 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Betty. Appreciate it.
     
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    In addition, the state fire marshal's office helped in the investigation, and the Franklin County dive team came from Columbus to, among other things, run special cameras down into wells to look for evidence.

    DeWine and Reader prepared the public from the start for the fact that this investigation wouldn't come cheaply. The trailer moves, plus having a contractor board up the Rhoden family outbuildings to prevent vandalism and looting, cost $63,000. As much as $38,000 of that could be reimbursed through the state's Office of Criminal Justice Services, and Reader said he intends to seek that help.

    This article was written 5 weeks after the murders, a special dive unit came from Columbus to put cameras down inside wells to hunt for evidence, with all the help the BCI had why would they need the State Fire Marshal? I think they where starting to check the Wagners out then, JMO
     
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  8. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Yes those Guinea Fowl are noisy and get refered to as watch dogs with feathers...
     
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    While investigators in Ohio struggled for a fifth day to find a motive and the person or people responsible for the massacre of eight members of the same family, officials said Tuesday that autopsy results revealed that some of the victims show signs of struggle before they were killed.

    The Pike County Medical Examiner said the eight victims — all part of the Rhoden family — died from gunshot wounds. One victim suffered nine gunshot wounds, and some victims showed soft tissue bruising, indicating that they fought their killer or killers, according to the medical examiner

    US News reported this article, it indicates that some of the Rhodens fault back while being murder.
     
  11. Dudly

    Dudly Well-Known Member

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    Not chickens...lol
    Guinea Fowl Adult
     
  12. rsd1200

    rsd1200 If there's no link, it's just my own 2¢.

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    I like it. I'm unsure if Brownie was inside or out, when DS found KR.
     
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    rsd1200 If there's no link, it's just my own 2¢.

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    Could it be because the child has stated what sex the intruders were?
     
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    Cool Cats Viruses come and go but love stays put..!

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    Good overview. Process of elimination.
    BBM: Your question:

    "When would AW have interacted with Brently?"

    The only time for her to have had time to interact with him, would be if she had come into the house with the others to commit the murders. What if he heard the word Angela or he mentioned hearing a woman's voice?
    She would not have to directly interact with him for him to have heard something.

    If his interview only turns up in Angie's evidence then I'm guessing he mentioned something involving a female. If all 4 Wagner's get his interview in evidence then perhaps it involves him hearing multiple people talking?

    Or maybe he noticed something in the morning?

    He said something significant for it to be Discovery Evidence. Opinion only.
    Anyone else have ideas?o_O
     
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    This article states that he was watching cartoons. Maybe AW set up the TV cartoons.

    Three years after killings, Rhoden murder case works way through court
     
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    Cool Cats Viruses come and go but love stays put..!

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    BBM

    It's been over 3 years and this is the first time I've read an article where it was said BJM found Brently with cartoons playing on the TV. Wait, what? Did BJM really say that?
    If anyone finds an article that quotes BJM saying this, please link. Thankx.

    Well, if cartoons were playing then it's not outside the realm of possibility, o_O that Angie distracted him with cartoons, then he went back to sleep. A mother would think to do that but not drug hitmen...... 2 Cents Only ......
     
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    Brownie was found inside, IIRC.

    That’s an interesting theory. IF the windows were opened because ammonia was poured throughout the crime scenes and the murderers didn’t want to risk the children succumbing to toxic levels of ammonia exposure, why weren’t the children immediately taken to the hospital to be treated(if needed) and immediately assessed for ammonia toxicity? In this article, CRob and her mother speak about caring for R, along with B, in their car outside the crime scenes for hours. Keep in mind, CRob got the call at 8:14 am, made the 40 minute drive in 20 minutes, arriving at approximately 835-840am. That was 35-45 ish minutes after BJM had removed two children from Frankie’s house. 'I picked up daddy's hand, and it just fell,' said 3-year-old after he found murdered father Both R & K were transported to a hospital at some point that morning and it wasn’t until 5pm when CRob was on her way home with B that she was advised to have him checked out. I dont know if ammonia was or was not poured in the crime scenes, but if it was, it seems a bit futile to open a window for fumes when pouring ammonia on the victims who had babies next to them and between them. The babies would’ve been covered in ammonia too. JMHO.

    I do agree though, that the accused entered and exited the homes through the doors of each home. The only one of them who I could even remotely imagine successfully climbing through a trailer window would be Jake and well, I just don’t believe that’s the case. I can’t see the purpose for that. Who knows though because out of all cases I’ve ever followed, this case takes the cake having the most bizarre, unbelievable details at every turn, dip, bump, and crack in the road.
     
  18. MittenScarpetta

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    I guess it’s true you really learn something new every day because until now I had no idea what these were. Sometimes when it comes to the poultry talk on here, I can relate to Dewine and his wife informing him about the chickens at Frankie’s. I wouldn’t have known that either back then if it wasn’t for his wife :p
     
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  19. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Good catch. I hadn't noticed that, either.

    It's possible he did that himself, but also possible it was done by someone else to keep him distracted. Makes me wonder how much the reporters know about these murders but can't report. Holly Zacharia reported this just after the arrests of the Wagners. Or maybe she didn't think it was relevant info. IDK.

    The crime scene at Frankie's must have really made LE curious with B****ly & R**er locked inside, the TV playing cartoons and parents in bed.

    If B****ly said something about a woman being there that night, what did LE make of that? It would have been an odd bit of information to fit in with the rest of the evidence. Did they think, at first, that he may have imagined it?
     
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  20. Betty P

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    Yes, the open windows and locked doors are going to be a mystery for a while longer, at least until the trials. I don't recall JM saying whether Dana's door was locked. KR's wasn't, it locked from the outside.

    It reminds us again of the depth of planning that went into every murder & crime scene. Almost like someone was there with a check list for each location, reminding everyone what to do, covering all the details of the plan. A plan they helped devise, whose details they worked out in advance. "Do we leave the dogs inside or out?" "Do we lock the doors where the kids will be left alive?"

    As for using ammonia or something similar at the crime scenes to destroy any DNA, wouldn't someone have mentioned by now the powerful odor at the crime scenes or did LE instruct everyone to not mention it? I'd think you could smell that a ways down the road, IDK.
     
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