Pike County killers may be from area, Sheriff says


The people who killed eight members of the Rhoden family in Piketon last April are likely from the area, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader told our partners at WCPO.

“That’s my belief,” the sheriff said.

Until now have been

Officials have previously speculated that the killers may be part of a Mexican drug cartel.

The victims were 40-year-old Christopher Rhoden; his ex-wife, 37-year-old Dana Rhoden; their three children, 20-year-old Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 16-year-old Christopher Jr., and 19-year-old Hanna; Frankie Rhoden’s fiancée, 20-year-old Hannah Gilley; Christopher Rhoden Sr.’s brother, 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden; and a cousin, 38-year-old Gary Rhoden.


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