Crime Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

17:21  21 april  2017
17:21  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Investigators to take questions on unsolved killing of 8

  Investigators to take questions on unsolved killing of 8 <p>Investigators plan to take questions about the massacre of eight family members in southern Ohio as the one-year anniversary of the still-unsolved killings approaches.</p>Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office is leading the investigation, is scheduled to hold a news conference on Thursday with Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.

Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8 . Updated: 1 min ago. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago.

Nearly a year after the execution-style slayings of eight family members stunned a rural southern Ohio community, the mystery surrounding the massacre remains unsolved. DeWine said the attorney general’s office would maintain a presence in Piketon “until this case is solved .”

FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, hearses for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, depart during funeral services from Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, ordered the Pike County coroner to submit unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings for justices to review outside of public view, as the court considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, hearses for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, depart during funeral services from Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, ordered the Pike County coroner to submit unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings for justices to review outside of public view, as the court considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago.

Investigators: Fear holding back witnesses in killings of 8

  Investigators: Fear holding back witnesses in killings of 8 <p>Fear in the community is holding back information about the unsolved massacre of eight family members in southern Ohio nearly a year ago, investigators said Thursday.</p>Some of that fear is of retaliation by the killers, and some is fear of witnesses incriminating themselves over their own criminal activity — likely involving drugs — unrelated to the slayings, investigators said.

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Nearly a year after the execution-style slayings of eight family members stunned a rural southern Ohio community, the mystery surrounding the massacre remains But Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine said he was “confident” the puzzle surrounding the Rhoden family killings would be solved .

Geneva Rhoden, who lost two sons, three grandchildren and a nephew in the slayings, said she is begging anyone with information to come forward.

Rhoden said in a video released Friday by the Ohio Attorney General's Office there has to be someone out there with information.

Rhoden's daughter, Teresa Grebing, says in the video her brothers were good people who would have done anything they could to help people.

Saturday marks a year since of the discovery of the bodies of seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family shot to death at four homes near Piketon, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Columbus.

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