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Pike County Shooting Victims Identified

The Ohio Attorney General's office has identified the eight family members fatally shot in Pike County.  Seven adults and a teenage boy were found dead Friday at four different properties.  The victims are identified as: 40-year-old Christopher Rhoden Senior; his 16-year-old son, Christopher Rhoden Junior; 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden; 38-year-old Gary Rhoden; 37-year-old Dana Rhoden; 20-year-old Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden; 20-year-old Hannah Gilley; and 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden. The victims were found in homes near Piketon. Autopsies will be performed by the Hamilton County Coroner's office. Investigators say none of the deaths appear to be self-inflicted. No arrests have been made. The AG's office says Cincinnati restaurant owner Jeff Ruby is offering a 25 thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible. State and county authorities are also asking for the public's help finding the suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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