Jeff Ruby offers $25K reward for Pike Co. killer

Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 15:48:39-04

CINCINNATI -- Local restauranteur Jeff Ruby has offered a $25,000 reward for information that "leads to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) responsible for the murders in the Pike County multiple homicide case," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a press release.



Ruby later tweeted that the killer is "an animal" because "he executed mom while she was breastfeeding her 4-day-old baby."

Deputies said that eight people, all members of the Rhoden family, were killed in their homes Friday. Seven adults and one 16-year-old boy were shot in the head, "execution-style." Three children -- ages 3, 6 months and 4-days-old -- were spared.

Investigators said they are unsure if this was the work of one shooter or multiple shooters; no suspects have been detained.

BACKGROUND: More on the case in Pike County


Ruby offered rewards in the past for the killer of firefighter Patrick Wolterman, a donation to the man who found Katelyn Markham's remains and a reward for the arrest of her killer, a donation to help Simon Kenton football replace equipment after a flood, a fundraiser event for the family of police officer Sonny Kima 911 caller who found 21-year-old Dulle's body in May 2014 and a scholarship fund for Dulle's younger brother.

Anyone with information on the Pike County case is asked to call 1-855-BCI-OHIO or 740-947-2111.