Funerals to be held in days ahead for 8 killed in rural Ohio

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Grieving family members will gather for funeral services in the days ahead to remember eight of their own who were killed in what authorities are calling a “cold-blooded, calculated massacre” in rural Ohio.

A visitation was held for 38-year-old Gary Rhoden Wednesday night at a funeral home in Kentucky, about 30 miles south of where the victims were fatally shot.

Mourners spent hours at the funeral home, while local police and sheriff’s deputies stood watch.

Authorities say they’ve interviewed more than 50 people, but haven’t made any arrests or confirmed a motive for the slayings. They remain tight-lipped about the investigation.

The bodies of seven adults and a teenage boy were found in their homes in the hills near Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati, on Friday.

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