In rural Piketon, Ohio a family of 8 is murdered execution style across four different properties. As police investigate the attack, word of the brutal murders sends shockwaves through the community and destroys the lives of two families.
Piketon resident, Barbara Archer, states the Piketon family murders was the topic of discussion when people visited the town or when she traveled. Residents were concerned they could become the next victims.
Former reporter, Rich Jaffe, explains there has never been coverage of an execution on the scale of the Piketon family murders in the history of Pike County, Ohio.
Jeff Winkler, journalist for "The Outline", expresses he tried to not exploit the family of the victims grief while covering the tragedy. Pastor Phil Fulton of the Union Hill Church stated the most important thing is to be there for the families.
The brutal murders of the Rhoden family rocked the village of Piketon Ohio. Seven members of the Rhoden family and one fiancée were shot to death in April 2016. Here is a look at some of the evidence and motives law enforcement explored during the course of their investigation.
The murder of eight people, all members of the Rhoden family, rocked Piketon, Ohio. What do authorities think happened?
In 2016, eight people were murdered in Pike County. All but one of the victims, a fiancée, belonged to the Rhoden family. Three children in the family, including a newborn baby who was just days old, survived the shootings unscathed. Here’s a breakdown of the different families entangled with the Pike County Murder Case.
Law enforcement in Pike County was focused on the Wagners in the wake of the Rhoden family murders, though no arrests were made.