PIKE COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - As funeral arrangements are being made for the eight people murdered in Pike County, surviving Rhoden family members are on edge.
On Saturday, just a day after the discovery of bodies at four crime scenes, a male member of the Rhoden family called 911 in Kentucky.
In a recording obtained by FOX19 NOW, the caller tells dispatchers that he's fearing for his life while someone is chasing him.
The call came in from South Shore - about 40 minutes south of Piketon.
A man who identifies himself as Kenny Rhoden tells the dispatcher someone was chasing his car and trying to block him off for about eight or ten miles.
"My name is Kenny Rhoden and there is somebody following me right now, chasing me," he states.
"There's someone chasing you?" the dispatcher asked.
He then goes on to say, "I fear for my life."
He told dispatchers he was leaving a gas station and mentions that some of his family was killed in the shootings.
On Monday, FOX19 NOW reached out to the caller, who claimed it was not a legitimate threat. Rhoden said the pursuing vehicle was "local boys partying" and "drunk idiots."
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader urged the victims' relatives to arm themselves.
Reader said safety wasn't believed to be an issue for others, but clearly stated, "If you are fearful, arm yourself."
No one has been arrested or charge in connection with the murders.
Investigators have not commented further on a motive or anything more about the marijuana 'grow operations' found at three of the four crime scenes.