Diagram shows relationship between 8 victims in Rhoden family shootings

Diagram shows relationship between 8 victims in Rhoden family shootings

PIKE COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio General Attorney's office released the relationship between the family members who were shot execution-style in the Pike County, Ohio last week.

The diagram shows all of the eight victims were related by blood except Hannah Gilley, 20, who was in a relationship with Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 20.

The other victims have been identified as Christopher Rhoden, Sr., 40, Christopher Rhoden, Jr., 16, Dana Rhoden, 37, Gary Rhoden, 38, Hanna Rhoden, 19 and Kenneth Rhoden, 44.

Dana Rhoden's sister was the first 911 caller who discovered the first scene at 7:49 a.m. on Union Hill Road.

Two of the crime scenes are within walking distance along the rural road. The third residence is more than a mile away.

Dana was divorced from Christopher Rhoden, Sr. had three children together, Hanna, Christopher, Jr. and Clarence "Frankie."

The two oldest  victims - Christopher, Sr. and Kenneth Rhoden - were brothers.

The ex-wife of Christopher, Sr. - Dana Rhoden - and their three children - Hanna, Christopher, Jr. and Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden - were among the victims.

Christopher, Sr. and Kenneth's cousin Gary Rhoden died as well.

Hanna Rhoden's four-day-old baby was in the bed when her mother was shot in the head, DeWine said. The newborn, Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden's 3-year-old son and his 6-month-old baby with Hannah Gilley survived.

Kenneth's Rhoden's cousin made the second 911 call at 1:26 p.m. from the fourth home on Left Fork Road, 10 miles away from the first three scenes.

Investigators found commercial marijuana-growing operations inside three of the four homes where the family members were found dead.

In an interview on 700 WLW Monday afternoon, Attorney General Mike DeWine said it's unclear whether the grow operations played a role in the killings, but said investigators are "looking at every angle."

"They were doing this to sell and, you know, we don't know whether it is relevant or not, but at this point, everything is relevant," said DeWine.

Cock-fighting roosters were also found at the crime scenes.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said he his department never had any criminal interaction with the Rhoden family.

DeWine has described the slayings as sophisticated, pre-planned operations. Most victims were targeted while they were sleeping, according to Reader.

A large team of state investigators spent the weekend conducting 50 interviews and following up on more than 100 tips.

Authorities have offered few details about the investigation, but said 18 pieces of evidence have been collected for DNA testing.

DeWine stressed that the investigation would take time and urged anyone with information to call 1-800-BCI-OHIO.

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