Update provided by the Ohio Attorney General at 11:30 a.m. Saturday
(PIKETON, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader provided an update from the ongoing investigation into the execution-style killings of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County.
Attorney General DeWine has spoken with Governor John Kasich this morning to give him updates on the investigation.
Investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and local law enforcement worked through the night, talking to individuals, gathering information, and executing search warrants. Evidence from the crime scenes is being processed and analyzed through the weekend.
The investigation is still in its early stages, and no arrests have been made.
Agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have been asked to lead the investigation at the request of Sheriff Reader. Agents and staff from BCI’s Special Investigations Unit, Crime Scene Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, and Cyber Crimes Unit, and Crime Victims Services are part of this ongoing investigation.
Multiple other agencies are assisting BCI and Pike County as well.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111.