Last of Rhoden homes moved to investigation center

Three mobile homes were moved Thursday in order to secure evidence and preserve family belongings and mementos, said Dan Tierney, spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

“The crew will work on it into the weekend,” Tierney said.

The mobile homes hauled to Waverly have been stored out of sight at a former chemical plant.

Vehicles on the Rhoden properties also were hauled to Waverly.

Meanwhile, a steady stream of mourners has been making the trip to the Rhoden family gravesite at the Scioto Burial Park south of Piketon.

One of them Friday was Cassidy Bowshier, 13, who said she was friends with Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16, the youngest of eight slaying victims.

“My hope is they catch whoever did it, and settle all this, and we see justice for the family,” Bowshier said.

Headstones have yet to be placed at the grave site, which has a sweeping view of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. There are small markers for the graves, and some mourners have left mementos, including a can of snuff and beer cans.

At the Pike County Clerk’s Office, search warrants continue to be received and are immediately put under seal, making them inaccessible to the public.

The court order putting them under seal also is under seal, said deputy clerk of courts Hannah Holbrook.

The father of Dana Rhoden, Leonard Manley, reached Friday at his home on Union Hill Road, declined to comment three weeks after the killings. Manley lives near the properties where the Rhoden family members were killed.

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