The murderers have yet to be identified and the investigation is ongoing.
An application is still pending for funeral expenses requested for Dana Rhoden, Chris Rhoden Sr.’s ex-wife and mother of his three children.
That request was made by Judy Manley, Dana's mother. She and Dana's father Leonard Manley told the I-Team in October that the ongoing investigation was holding up life insurance payments, probate and victims compensation payouts.
Leonard Manley said any cash they get will go to their great-grandchildren.
The state paid victims compensation claims for other victims of the killing. The state paid a funeral home $7,500 each for the funerals of Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, Chris Rhoden Jr., and Hanna Rhoden who were both Chris Rhoden Sr.’s children.
For Frankie’s girlfriend, Hannah Gilley, the state paid $5,843 for a funeral and $1,483 for a monument.
Under Ohio’s victim compensation program, applicants can be reimbursed up to $50,000 for economic losses they incur as a result of a violent crime. Covered expenses include medical expenses, funeral expenses (up to $7,500), and lost wages from dealing with a funeral or court proceedings.
But people aren’t eligible for the fund if the victim’s actions contributed to the crime, the victim was engaged a violent felony or drug trafficking within 10 years of the incident or the victim has felony convictions on file.
The fund paid out a total of $7.4 million in 2015, the most recent year for which a full report is available. An average of $2,530 was paid to a total of 2,948 people, according to a state report.