Two Dozen Investigators Working On Pike County Shootings

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LONDON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s attorney general and a sheriff say more than two dozen investigators are focused on solving the slayings of eight people from one family who were found shot two months ago.

Investigators won’t reveal how much closer they might be to identifying any suspects or a motive, saying they don’t want to jeopardize the chance to convict whoever’s responsible.

Seven adults and a 16-year-old boy from the Rhoden family were found dead April 22 at four properties near Piketon. All but one had been shot repeatedly, and some had bruising.

Authorities have reviewed about 700 tips and 100 pieces of evidence and relocated the four mobile homes to preserve the crime scenes.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader says he’s confident the case will eventually be solved.