WORLD – Police search for the killer of eight members of a family

A huge manhunt has intensified in the US state of Ohio where police are investigating the deaths of eight members of the same family.

They were all shot in the head in four different locations southwest of Piketon. There is no information about a possible motive.

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Police are searching for the suspect. (Photo: AP)

Officials say they are tracking down at least one assailant who is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators have interviewed 30 people, but no arrests have been made.

Seven of the victims were adults and an eighth was a 16-year-old boy. Several were apparently asleep in bed when they were killed, officials said.

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Bodies were found in rural Ohio. (Photo: AP)

They were all members of the Rhoden family, said Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, but they have not been individually identified.

The bodies were found in four separate homes along Union Hill Road in Pike County, in rural Ohio.

Three children, including a four-day-old baby found in bed with her mother, were spared, authorities said.

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An aerial view of one of the locations. (Photo: AP)

“There is a strong possibility that any individual involved in this is armed and incredibly dangerous,” Mr Reader said.

Authorities have recommended that residents be wary.

 

Source: BBC

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