Hunt for suspects in Ohio execution-style murder spree enters second day

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April 24 (Reuters) - A manhunt for a suspect or suspects in the execution-style killings of eight family members in south-central Ohio entered its second full day on Sunday, with authorities providing no fresh information about the murders or the investigation.

The victims, all members of the Rhoden family in Pike County, Ohio, were discovered in four separate homes on Friday. They ranged in age from 16 to 44.

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A newborn infant, a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old all survived the shootings. Local media reported that the mother of the newborn was in bed with her baby when she was shot.

"I can't believe how anyone could kill a mother with her four-day-old baby in her arms," Phil Fulton, pastor of the Union Hill Church in Peebles, the town where the shootings took place, told CNN on Saturday.

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Hunt for suspects in Ohio execution-style murder spree enters second day
Hearses line the Rhoden burial site at Scioto Burial Park after the funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
Mourners depart the Rhoden burial site at Scioto Burial Park after the funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
A car departs the funeral service for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
Mourners hug after the funeral service for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
Members of the Ohio Crisis Response Team assist a mourner after the funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
Motorcyclists from Red Knights International Firefighter Club arrive to attend a funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
David Dickerson a Victims Advocate from Pike County prosecutors office and three member of the Ohio Crisis Response Team deliver the Rhoden family's message to news outlets on the side of Ohio State Route 73 after the funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
A Member of the Ohio Crisis Response Team walks towards Ohio State Route 73 after the funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
Mourners arrive to attend a funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
Mourners attend a funeral for six members of the Rhoden family, who were shot to death in rural Pike County on April 22, at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
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Investigators have not publicly identified a possible motive in the massacre. It was not clear whether authorities believe the shootings were carried out by one or multiple people.

A local restaurateur, Jeff Ruby, offered a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Officials said on Saturday that autopsies would be performed by the end of the weekend on the eight victims. They were identified as Hannah Gilley, 20; Christopher Rhoden Sr, 40; Christopher Rhoden Jr, 16; Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 20; Dana Rhoden, 37; Gary Rhoden, 38; Hanna Rhoden, 19; and Kenneth Rhoden, 44.

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