Funeral services planned for 6 Pike Co. victims


PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) —  Services will be held this week for six of the eight victims killed in the Pike County massacre.

While the community is grieving, questions mount as law enforcement search for who’s responsible for the execution-style killings of the Rhoden family.

Hundreds of mourners gathered last week as two of the victims were laid to rest. Funerals for the other six will be held Tuesday.

Eight members of the Rhoden family were shot in the head in their Pike County homes April 22.

Marijuana grow operations and evidence of rooster breeding were found at the crime scenes.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about the killings, saying they don’t want to release information that could jeopardize the investigation.

“It’s a sad situation. It is a tragedy. I mean eight victims, that’s unheard of. I just couldn’t imagine. I mean, it’s overwhelming,” stated Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini.

More than 50 people have been interviewed and investigators have collected numerous pieces of evidence. No arrests have been made.

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