AG, Piketon law enforcement seek crime video

The case involving the deaths of eight members of a Pike County family is taking another turn. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader are seeking any video from nearby residents or businesses in the Pike and Adams County region that may be relevant to the ongoing investigation into the mass murders that occurred last month.

Specifically, they are looking for anyone with video recorded on April 21 or April 22. They are being asked to call the BCI tip line at 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111.

DeWine and Reader also reemphasized their request that informational tips from the public continue to be called in to the tip lines. Investigators have received more than 500 tips so far, but they still urge anyone with information to call them. DeWine said callers can remain anonymous.

Meanwhile, space on two billboards has been donated to publicize the numbers. The billboards are both located on U.S. Route 23 as you enter and exit Waverly. Originally, Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby had offered a $25,000 reward, but abruptly withdrew the offer last week with no explanation.

In April, eight members of the Rhoden family were found in four houses, three of which were located on Union Hill Road and the other on Left Fork Road in Pike County.

Authorities seeking help from the public

By Frank Lewis

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Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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