Top: Christopher Rhoden, Jr.; Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, Hannah Gilley, Hanna Rhoden. Bottom: Dana Rhoden; Christopher Rhoden, Sr.; Kenneth Rhoden; Gary Rhoden. (GoFundMe/Facebook)
PIKE COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Investigators have interviewed 128 witnesses, received 450 tips and submitted 100 pieces of evidence in connection with the April 22 murders of eight family members in Pike County.
But zero arrests have been made and no motive announced in the case.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released on Monday the latest numbers in the investigation into the execution-style killings of eight Rhoden family members. He said all 450 tips are being investigated by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Pike County Sheriff’s Office.
The evidence items are being tested for ballistics, latent print, and trace analysis at a BCI crime lab.
Seven adults and a teenage boy were found shot to death in four separate houses along the rural Piketon Road. Most were shot multiple times and one victim had nine gunshot wounds, according to the coroner.
Services have been held for two victims. Funerals for the other six are Tuesday.
The victims are Hannah Gilley, 20, Christopher Rhoden, Sr., 40, Christopher Rhoden, Jr., 16, Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 20, Dana Rhoden, 37, Gary Rhoden, 38, Hanna Rhoden, 19 and Kenneth Rhoden, 44.
Authorities said they found commercial marijuana-growing operations at three of the four crime scenes. DeWine said it’s unclear what, if any, role the operations played in the killings.
Evidence of cockfighting was also discovered at one of the properties.
Few details about the ongoing investigation have been released. DeWine says he does not want to reveal information or theories that could inform the killer or killers.
Authorities continue to request anyone with information about the crimes to call 855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or 740-947-2111.