Bigger reward, information sought for slain Pike County family

Two family members ask for more information through a YouTube video (Ohio A.G./YouTube)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Investigators trying to solve the year-old killings of eight family members in Pike County are concerned more reward money hasn't been offered. And, as the one-year anniversary approaches two family members put out a plea for information.

The amount for information leading to a conviction remains at $10,000. That's much less than similar recent offers.

In Cleveland, the reward for information about a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man in a recording posted on Facebook quickly hit $50,000. In Indiana, the award in the unsolved February slayings of two teenage girls is more than $230,000.

Charles Reader is the sheriff in Pike County, Ohio. He has raised concerns that alleged large-scale drug activity by one victim is suppressing donations.

Reader pleaded for more donations last week as the one-year anniversary approaches this Saturday. April 22. Two family members, Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, released a video through the Attorney General's office, in which they tearfully talk about the deaths of their relatives and ask for information.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the Rhoden/Gilley/Manley murders is asked to call BCI at 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111

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