Reward offered in Rhoden family murders

By Frank Lewis - [email protected]

Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is offering a $10,000 dollar reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the murders of eight members of the Rhoden family three months ago.

In the early morning hours of April 22, 2016 eight members of the same family were murdered execution-style. There were four different crime scenes all in Pike County. Seven bodies were found on Union Hill Road and an eighth on Left Fork Road.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Times, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he believes more than one person was involved.

“We would assume it involves more than one person,” DeWine said. “We don’t know that, but we assume that based on the facts of the case. Someone will talk at some point. The information we need, we will get some day. I’m not predicting when that is going to be.”

Something law enforcement has stressed throughout this investigation is that no matter how insignificant the information may seem to you, all information is like putting the pieces of a puzzle together.

Anonymous tips can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling 740-773-TIPS or 800-222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at Tips leading to arrest could be eligible for a reward

According to Crime Stoppers, all callers will remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use caller ID. When you call you will be given a number which allows you to check on the status of the tip. This number is also used if your tip leads to an arrest and conviction in order for you to collect your reward

In May, Cincinnati businessman Jeff Ruby had offered a $25,000 reward, but subsequently withdrew the offer.

By Frank Lewis

[email protected]

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

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