UPDATE: Pike County multiple murder Investigation; redacted autopsy reports released

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader have released the following update in the ongoing investigation into the execution-style killings of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County:

Investigators have released redacted versions of preliminary and final autopsy reports for the victims, which have been requested by numerous media outlets including Ohio newspapers, television stations, and British tabloids. Information has been redacted as Confidential Law Enforcement Investigative Records pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 313.10(A)(2)(e) and ORC 149.43(A)(1)(h). The redacted documents, which were voluntarily released by investigators, were prepared to balance the current needs of the active investigation with transparency of the law enforcement process .

Copies of the final and preliminary reports are available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.