TIMELINE: The shocking events of the 2016 Pike County shootings
DeWine said the state and local murder investigation started the morning of April 22, 2016, when the bodies of the eight victims were found on three separate properties in rural Pike County.
Since then, they received more than 1,100 tips from the public, conducted 550 interviews, tested more than 700 pieces of evidence, and served more than 200 search warrants, subpoenas and court orders.
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“We have been patient when it was painful to be, running down every lead, no matter how small,” said Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.
“Members of one family conspired, planned, carried out and then allegedly covered up their violent act to wipe out members of another family. They did this quickly, coldly, calmly and very carefully. But not carefully enough. They left traces, they left a trail. The parts to build a silencer, the forged documents, the cameras, cellphones, all that they tampered with. And the lies, all the lies they told us.”