From four -days-old, six-months-old, and three-years-old are still living, those who are dead range in age from 16-years-old to 42 years old. The killer(s) is still on the loose, The Rhodens were killed execution-style. Some of them in different houses near each other. They still don’t know if it was one person doing the killing or was it more than one person. It has only been 24 hours since the crime scenes were all found.
A motive, no one knows of a motive or why someone would go in and kill two babies and a 16-year-old and the adults in the house with them. No one heard or saw anything, if they did then they are dead.
Pike County, the murders took place in a rural part of Ohio. The mass shooting took place on Friday. The area of residents are shaken nothing like this has ever happened before there. The only survivors are three small children and the murders all happened in four homes of the same family. Was it someone that knew the families? That is a good question and could be the reason why no one has come forward yet. Was it a random act? That seems unlikey since whoever the killers are have to go to four separate homes to kill eight different people. What possesses someone to kill two infants? Crimes in the country are more apt to be more violent and by someone younger in the family. Is there someone still in the family that is being questioned, the police are not saying a thing about the murders right now except that the Bureau of Criminal Investigations is involved.
All people that were killed lived on the same road and on a different road all killed by gunshots.Two houses are next to each other and one is nearby another home is ten minutes away. All of the surrounding police stations are involved. Anyone who knows anything at all is asked to call in and all tips will be followed up on. The public is urged to call even if you are not sure if it is information that has any value. Everyone is also asked to realize that the person or persons are on the loose and to be careful of your own safety because they are dangerous. The family of the Rhodens are asked to be particularly careful.
The crime scene is going to be worked on all night. Call Pike County 1-855-246-6446 or the Pike County Sheriff’s office at 74-847-2111. The police say that it is early in the crime investigation and there are four crime scenes to investigate so they do not have a lot of information right now. Right now nothing else can be confirmed. The homes are not door-to-door they are miles apart. The police are taking every precaution they can to make sure every precaution they can to make sure that they are safe. In the perimeter that has been established it is about thirty miles of an area that the massacre happened in. The murder scenes are so bloody and a mess it is hard to get through everything.
The murders are to believed to have happened in the night and while some of them were still in bed. It is tragic that the children lived through it and that the brand new baby was on the bed next to its mother when she was killed.
There was a lock down on the school on Friday and possibly on Monday depending on what the investigation turns up. Cincinnati-area business man Jeff Ruby has put out a $25,000 reward for anyone who has the information the police need to put them in direct contact with the killer(s) arrest and conviction.
The road is still closed While they collect more evidence. Northeast of Peebles,Ohio the killers is said to most likely be a white male who family is an important value. Some people in families like this are “family annilators.” This family did not commit suicide.