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Father of One Ohio Victim Thinks Killers Knew House

They were able to get around the dogs
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2016 12:12 PM CDT
Father of One Ohio Victim Thinks Killers Knew House
Police tape is deployed a one of the crime scenes in Pike County, Ohio.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The methodical executions of eight members of one family in Ohio continues to baffle, with rumors outpacing facts. Here's a roundup of developments:

  • The Cincinnati Enquirer interviews Leonard Manley, whose daughter and her three children were among the victims in Pike County. He notes that the killer or killers didn't shoot the several "fierce" dogs at his daughter's home. "Why wouldn't they do that? Somebody had to know them dogs."
  • Preliminary autopsy findings show that all the victims were shot to death, including one person who was hit nine times, notes a separate Enquirer story.

  • "No one has officially offered a motive, but speculation is running rampant about how the marijuana signals some connection to a Mexican drug cartel," reports the Columbus Dispatch.
  • Add cockfighting roosters to the mix, which are often linked to illegal drug activity, according to the Washington Post.
  • Catch up on the basics: the murders, the commercial pot-growing operations, and more here at CNN.
  • WHIO has more on how the victims, including two teens, were related. Seven were in the Rhoden family, and the eighth was a fiancee.
  • Slate has a link to audio of two 911 calls.
(More Ohio stories.)

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