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Rhoden family of eight killed in Pike County, Ohio in 2016 ***ARRESTS!***

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by MadgeS, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Sophisticated marijuana grow, cock fighting rooster.

    It gets worse by the day.

    Good grief! I pray we don't start having problems like Mexico has had for the past several years. And the below information, doesn't even include those who've died DIRECTLY FROM the drugs, ie drug overdosse.

    This is crazy

    The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War
    JULY 27, 2015

    Last week, the Mexican government released new data showing that between 2007 and 2014 — a period that accounts for some of the bloodiest years of the nation’s war against the drug cartels — more than 164,000 people were victims of homicide. Nearly 20,000 died last year alone, a substantial number, but still a decrease from the 27,000 killed at the peak of fighting in 2011.

    read more .......... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/the-staggering-death-toll-of-mexicos-drug-war/
  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    AG: Pot grow operations found at Pike County crime scenes; killings were planned, methodical

    DeWine released few details on the shooting, but did say that marijuana grow operations were found at three crime scenes in Pike County.

    Watch this story // Watch the full press conference

    Eight members of the Rhoden family were found shot dead Friday near Piketon, about 60 miles south of Columbus.

    DeWine said they have followed dozens of leads and have conducted over 50 interviews in the case.

    “There have been over 100 personnel involved in this investigation, five search warrants were executed and four crime scenes were worked,” DeWine said, adding that additional searching will be done. “Eighteen pieces of evidence are now at the state crime lab BCI.”

    DeWine called it a sophisticated operation, in which the person or persons who carried it out “did everything that they could do to hinder the investigation and their prosecution.”

    "This was a pre-planned execution of eight individuals," DeWine said. "This is not your case where somebody's gotten mad at somebody else and shot them. There's a witness, two witnesses. It's a very, very different type case."

    Due to these facts, DeWine predicts that the investigation will be lengthy. He said details on the investigation will be few.

    read more ........... http://www.wlwt.com/news/community-...mbers-as-search-for-killer-continues/39189042
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  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Prosecutor: Hundreds of Pot Plants Grown Where 8 Were Killed

    Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants.

    ........................... snip ............................

    Extensive marijuana-growing operations are not uncommon in sparsely populated rural southern Ohio, an economically distressed corner of Appalachia. Two of the four homes that became crime scenes Friday are within walking distance of each other along a remote, winding road leading into wooded hills from a rural highway. The others are nearby.

    See more at link:

    read more .......... http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ohio-authorities-seek-leads-slayings-family-38643226
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  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not sure if we have this linked here, but I hadn't heard about this. I mean nothing came of it, I guess, but interesting, none the less.


    Person detained in connection to Ohio massacre not considered a suspect

    A person detained Friday evening in Chillicothe, Ohio, 30 miles north of the town of Peebles, Ohio where eight family members were shot to death execution-style is not being considered a suspect, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

    According to WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, Ross County Sheriff Deputies detained a man at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Eyewitness Eddie Buckner told WBNS that it was the largest traffic stop that he has seen.

    “They got him on his knees and when they cuffed him he kind of dropped his head and you can see him shaking. It sounded like he was kind of crying,” he said.

    read more .........http://www.wkbw.com/news/us-news-wo...ion-to-ohio-massacre-not-considered-a-suspect
  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    EXCLUSIVE: Father and grandfather of Ohio massacre victims claims police are ignoring mystery 'road rage' attack on his grandson just a month before murders - and denies his family were involved in drugs
    • Leonard Manley, 64, lost his daughter and three of his grandchildren in massacre last Friday in Pike County, Ohio
    • Eight people were murdered in total in gun rampage and killer or killers remain at large
    • He breaks his silence to tell Daily Mail Online he is furious at police for disclosing discovery of marijuana farms at three of four crime scenes
    • Manley tells how he met local sheriff and state attorney-general but says: 'They didn't want to hear nothing.'
    • He claims his grandson Christopher Rhoden, 16, was involved in a furious road rage row with a 40-year-old woman on the highway a month ago
    • But says Manley charges were never brought - even though teenager was badly bruised

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nies-family-involved-drugs.html#ixzz46vMw2k1C
  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    EXCLUSIVE: 'Ain't got no revenge in our hearts,' Pike Co. family says


    ON THE PIKE/ADAMS COUNTY LINE — Tears well in Leonard Manley’s eyes with nearly every mention of his slain daughter and her three murdered children.

    But they never spill onto his cheek.

    Manley, a man who doesn’t have much but his family, is too proud for that.

    In all the talk around town following the acts of violence that decimated his family, Manley sees a guilt by association forming in speculation about the case. He is fierce in his defense of his daughter, Dana Rhoden, who was 37, and wants to clear the air.

    “They are trying to drag my daughter through the mud and I don’t appreciate that,’’ Manley, 64, said Monday surrounded by family members and stacks of photo albums outside the trailer he shares with his wife Judy.

    read more ............http://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...enge-our-hearts-pike-co-family-says/83517330/
  7. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  8. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Pike Co. massacre: What we know about the victims

    Seven members of the Rhoden family, and thefiancée of one family member, were found shot to death in several homes in rural Pike County on Friday. Here is what we know about the victims:

    Christopher Rhoden, Jr. - 16 years old

    The Piketon High School freshman had recently got his driver’s license. Christopher lived with his mother, Dana Rhoden, according to court records.

    Dana and his father, Christopher Rhoden, Sr., who were divorced, were also shot and killed.

    Hanna Rhoden - 19 years old

    She worked at a nursing home but had recently taken maternity leave. She was shot to death as she slept with her days-old infant daughter nearby. Hanna also had a 2-year-old daughter who was not at the crime scene. That child was with another family member and remains with that family member.

    Hanna began working at the Lucasville, Ohio nursing home in January as a certified nursing assistant, according to her Facebook page.

    more at link ............ http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/2016/04/25/pike-co-massacre-know-victims/83526940/
  9. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    "Sophisticated" grow operation sounds like indoor friend to me. That plus it's too early in the season to have much outside yet. Definitely not "stumbled upon" IMO.
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  10. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Piketon Massacre: Motive Undetermined, Despite Discovery of Marijuana 'Grow Operations'

    Manley said if he had to guess, the suspect or suspects knew the family because one of the scenes where the bodies were found had dogs that "would eat you up" if they were unfamiliar with the visitor.

    An incident report regarding one of the killings released by the Pike County Sheriff's Office on Monday said the crime scene showed no signs of forced entry.

    read more ...... http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...e-discovery-marijuana-grow-operations-n561621
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  11. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    interesting comment, meaning the killers knew what they were doing.
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  12. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Preliminary reports from autopsies:

    The Pike County Coroner's Office stated all the shots were fatal with wounds to the body including the head, torso, and extremities.

    One of the victims was shot once, another was shot twice, two were shot three times, one was shot four times, two were shot five times, and the last victim was shot nine times.

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said 61 pieces of evidence have been sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation crime lab for DNA, ballistics, latent print, and trace analysis. The lab was already processing 18 items.

    More than 300 tips have been submitted to BCI and the Pike County Sheriff's Office since the investigation began.

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  13. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Youngest Ohio family member received Facebook threat before murders

    The youngest of the eight Ohio family members found slain in execution-style murders last week received a threat on Facebook before the mass killings, Ohio's attorney general said Monday.

    Christopher Rhoden Jr., a 16-year-old freshman at Piketon High School, was the subject of the threat, CBS News reported.

    .................... snip ......................

    DeWine told te Enquirer investigators found roosters kept in individual cages, which he said was "consistent with" an illegal cockfighting operation. DeWine cautioned, however that investigators "don't know what's relevant" to the murders of members of the Rhoden family.

    Also Monday, a local prosecutor confirmed that several hundred marijauna plants were found at three of the crime scenes, some of which were sheltered in a large grow-house.

    ..................... snip ....................

    More than 22,000 marijuana plants were seized in Pike County in 2010, and while authorities made no arrests, they said they found two abandoned camps where Mexican nationals apparently stayed. In 2012, another 1,200 plants were seized in Pike County in an operation connected to a Mexican drug cartel, the Attorney General's office said. Seizures continued in 2013 and 2014 in the county.

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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Oh my gosh... Cock fighting too? This is all so sad. I wish they would have been busted for it. It would have saved their lives. :tears:
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  15. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    Yep a drug bust would have possibly saved 8 lives .
    Now we have grandparents without kids and grandkids.
    babies without parents.........so sad.
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  16. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

    Not to mention lives ruined by the drugs themselves.
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  17. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    yes, of course.
  18. Lambchop

    Lambchop Administrator Staff Member

    Let's hope they catch them soon.
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm afraid they're already back in Mexico.
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  20. Lambchop

    Lambchop Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not sure the Mexicans would have left the children live. Sounds personal to me.

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