Numerous articles in the media thread mention seven bodies at three homes and an eighth body in another home. DeWine also talks about going "into" the homes in order to revisit the crime scenes. Elsewhere, four crime scenes are mentioned specifically. If someone else escaped and ran into the woods where he was killed, this would certainly qualify as a fifth crime scene. Not a single reliable source mentions Chris Jr. being killed outside. I have a hard time believing that the family members who were on the scene were not notified immediately that three bodies were discovered in that home. It's what the family members would want to know. LE also would surely ask if anyone else was supposed to be in there. If someone were not accounted for, LE surely would need the family's help in locating them ASAP. At that point, I doubt LE was about to play any games with a distraught family. But maybe that's just me.