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Oh - Violet Rhoden Taylor, 35, found shot, Pike County, 11 June 2018

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  1. Liora Bentley

    Liora Bentley Active Member

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    Maybe the investigating officers don't want another murder compounding their inability to solve the original massacre.
     


  2. stellamae

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    I agree. However, part of me thinks if they had solved the original massacre this might not have happened. Pike County seems to be getting quite the body count for a rural county.
     
  3. Liora Bentley

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    Strongly inclined to agree. Something seems just beyond reach here in the whole case.
     
  4. MittenScarpetta

    MittenScarpetta Well-Known Member

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    I feel like it’s within reach, it’s just not being grabbed, IMO
     
  5. Liora Bentley

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    Reading between lines here and adding a bit of supposition, it seems there's a reasonable circumstantial case but they're waiting, or looking, for something more definitive in the way of confession to pin it all together. IMHO.
     
  6. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Are you referring to VT's untimely death or that of the other Rhoden family members 2 yrs ago?
     
  7. MittenScarpetta

    MittenScarpetta Well-Known Member

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    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    BBM

    That sounds odd.
    I guess they're going to refer it to the Pike County Grand Jury/s
     
  10. MittenScarpetta

    MittenScarpetta Well-Known Member

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    LOL Betty @ the Pike county Grand jury. That comment truly made me literally laugh.

    But yes, it sounds quite odd. I believe in the 911 call, you hear the woman say she doesn’t know who the man is and he ran off scared. I mean, I’m sure it’s scary IF someone shorts themselves in front of you, but my first reaction would be to try and help that person. Running off scared says something isn’t right.
     
  11. Betty P

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    Oh, yeah. Running off scared or running off because you just killed someone and don't want to be caught? Or running off because you led her down to the woods where the killer/s were waiting and it was your job to go back and report her "suicide" to her friend.

    I read a lot about suicides while following the Rebecca Zahau case for several years. This "suicide" scenario is highly unusual, if not the first of it's kind. Come on... Never heard of anyone escorting someone into the woods so they could commit suicide, then running away.

    Then the Chillicothe Gazette uses the headline suggesting she committed suicide per the 911 call details. Wow.

    ETA: Is it just me or does the caller sound detached and unemotional about the whole situation?
     
  12. Becky Starkey

    Becky Starkey Well-Known Member

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    Such a beautiful lady and child. Is the father involved with the child? I certainly hope so. Was there a suicide note?
     
  13. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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  14. almond

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    No way is someone going to run off after seeing someone shoot themself. Wouldn't they be in shock, or something?

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  15. almond

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    Is the caller stoned?
     
  16. Becky Starkey

    Becky Starkey Well-Known Member

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  17. Betty P

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    The only "innocent" explanation I can think of is if they already had a warrant for their arrest on some charge, were on parole/probation and were afraid of going back to jail or high/drunk or both and didn't want to be busted. In many ways, that adds to suspicion, too.
     
  18. almond

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    What did you think of the 911 call, I found it interesting. The lack of emotion in her voice, she didn't know details, it almost seemed like she was annoyed? What do you suppose was going on in that holler. Did they go there to get high? Was VT forced there? Where was the caller when V supposedly shot herself. She said she had to come up by the road to call but said she didn't know what happened down there, the guy running told her. I don't know, something just doesn't sit right with me about this.
     
  19. Sd8503

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    Very strange. Ive never committed suicide but if I was ever goin to (im not) I damn sure dont think id bring an audience.
     
  20. almond

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    Do you think it might have been a boyfriend? I think someone said that's sometimes done in front of a significant other.
     

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