Pike County shooting: The latest

8 members of Pike County family slain execution style

No arrests have been made in the Ohio shooting investigation of eight execution-style killings of members of the Rhoden family in Pike County, Ohio. Large-scale marijuana grow operations were discovered at three of the four murder scenes. Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine told WHIO and Dayton Daily News Monday that the possibility of a Mexican drug cartel connection has not been ruled out — investigators are looking at everything.

  • Victims were found Friday at four different locations in Pike County (about 100 miles east of Cincinnati)
  • Victims suffered execution-style gunshot wounds to the head
  • Attack was sophisticated, pre-planned, Ohio AG said
  • Marijuana grow operations found at 3 crime scenes; 1 indoor, hundreds of plants
  • Cockfighting cages found at crime scene
  • Three children — ages 4 days, 6 months, and 3 years — were found unharmed at the crime scenes

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