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Rhoden Family Members Ask Public For Information On Still-Unsolved Murders

Ohio Attorney General's Office
Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, surviving relatives of the Rhoden family killed in Pike County, ask for information.

Just before the anniversary of the Pike County killings, the Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video at the request of surviving family members who are pleading for information that could help move the case forward.

April 22 marks one year after authorities found eight members of the Rhoden family shot to death in four rural Pike County locations.

No one has been charged yet, and officials have said that fear among locals might hinder solving the case.

That's why Geneva Rhoden and her daughter Teresa Grebing released a video begging the public to come forward. Rhoden lost two sons, three grandchildren and a nephew in the slaying.

Grebing rubs Geneva's shoulder as she cries in the video.

“I hurt so bad inside from the day I found out," Geneva says. "If there's anyone out there that knows what happened, would they please please come forward?”

Geneva Rhoden and Grebing call their situation a living nightmare.

“When I sleep at night, I get up like every two hours,” Rhoden says. “Can’t go to sleep, I just wake right up. Have to get up and sit and think and wonder and think. I have shed so many tears.”

Anyone with information on the murders is asked to call the Bureau of Criminal Investigation or the Pike County Sheriff's Office.

Adora Namigadde was a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. She joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native, she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.