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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – As the investigation into the killings of eight family members in rural Ohio enters its fifth day, more details are being released.
Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says that the marijuana operations discovered at three of the four crime scenes included a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine also says there’s possible evidence of cockfighting at one of the properties, but he says he doesn’t know what’s relevant to the investigation.
No arrests have been made, and officials have not said if they have any suspects in mind. They have not released any details about a motive.
All eight victims were fatally shot in the head on Friday near Piketon. They’re being remembered as loyal and caring people.
The Attorney General’s Office says the last autopsy of eight slain family members is being completed.
A spokeswoman for DeWine says the autopsy is being done Monday on the victim from Pike County in southern Ohio.
Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed the eight last week in slayings that have shaken residents of their rural southern Ohio community.
Investigators say they found marijuana operations at three of the crime scenes but didn’t say if the deaths were linked to pot.
Marijuana seizures are common in Pike County, where authorities said a 2012 seizure could be connected to a Mexican drug cartel.