Pike County

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The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday once again rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

The investigation into the unsolved killings of eight Ohio family members nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska, according to a prosecutor.


The Pike County Sheriff says he remains confident in the staff investigating the unsolved killings of eight family members nearly two years ago.

The anniversary of the April 22, 2016, slayings is Sunday. The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family who were found shot to death at four homes near Piketon in southern Ohio.

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The Pike County Sheriff’s Office says outside agencies will handle the investigation into a deputy’s fatal shooting of a man on Thursday.

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An attorney representing newspapers that sued for unredacted autopsy reports of a southern Ohio massacre is criticizing a court ruling shielding those reports.

Five Injured, One Killed In Two Amish Buggy Crashes

Dec 4, 2017

One person was killed and five others were injured in two separate crashes involving Amish horse-drawn buggies in Ohio on Sunday.

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About an hour and a half outside Columbus lies a township within Pike County with a strange name: Pee Pee Township. Some locals think it's funny, while others would rather relieve themselves of the burden.

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Just before the anniversary of the Pike County killings, the Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video at the request of surviving family members who are pleading for information that could help move the case forward.

Sam Hendren

The call to 911 came in at 7:49 a.m. on April 22, 2016.  In the hours that followed, authorities would find eight members of the Rhoden family shot to death at four rural Pike County locations. 

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State investigators say they’ve brought drug charges against two people using evidence from last year’s murder of eight people in Pike County. 

Pike County Sheriff's Office

Former Pike County Sheriff's deputy Joel Jenkins wept and hugged family members on Tuesday after a jury announced it had found him not guilty of aggravated murder and reckless homicide charges in the 2015 shooting death of Robert Rooker.

Statehouse News Bureau

It’s been five months since eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County were killed while sleeping in their beds.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his team is getting leads as it investigates the execution-style murders. And he is appealing to people who he says know more about the crime.

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio attorney general says whoever killed eight members from the same family in southern Ohio were familiar with the victims, their homes and the surrounding area.

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A newspaper is suing a southern Ohio county over access to the preliminary autopsy results of eight relatives who were slain three months ago.

Pike County Crime Scenes To Be Moved

May 12, 2016
Sam Hendren, WOSU Radio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said today the homes where eight members of the Rhoden family were killed last month will be moved in order to preserve the crime scenes.

It’s expected to take several days to move the four mobile homes in which family members lived to the investigation command center in Waverly.

Again, today, the two law enforcement officials asked anyone with knowledge or video that could assist with the investigation to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.