$25K dollar reward for murdered family

$25K dollar reward for murdered family
Rhoden family tree. (Source: Ohio Attorney General's Office)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Deputies still remain outside the homes where the execution style murders took place last Friday in rural Pike County.

Eight members of the Rhoden family were all killed execution style.

Officials confirm marijuana grow operations at three of the four crime scenes and so far detectives have gathered 18 pieces of evidence.

Attorney General Mike Dewine talked about the next step.

"We have sent that to our own crime lab that have been working on that from a DNA point of view as well as ballistics. The autopsies have been done," said Attorney General Mike Dewine.

Dewine calls the shootings savage and sick and says they won't give up until they find the shooter or shooters. Investigators are hoping the more than 100 tips that have come will help solve the calculated crime.

"They planned this out very, very carefully. Went into four separate homes and through the homes. They were killing people in their own beds," said Dewine.

The father of one of the victims,Dana Rhoden, describes his daughter as a giving and loving person.

"She'd give you the shirt off her back. She worked hard. She took care of all the old people in the nursing home. Went to to people's homes," explained Leonard Manely.

Three children survived the shootings. They are now in state custody.

"We're going to find who did this. There will be justice," said Dewine.

Investigators have conducted at least 60 interviews. A businessman is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to arrests.

A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family at Fifth Third Bank. Donations to The Rhoden Memorial Fund can be made at any Fifth Third Bank.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111.

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