Pike County shooting scenes could be opened soon

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 09, 2016

The scenes where the eight Rhoden family members were killed April 22 could be released as early as this week.

Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk told reporters at WBNS that when that happens, the homes will be boarded up to prevent looting.

Junk said he believes more than one person is responsible for the shootings.

Search warrants at the four crimes scenes are also expected to be returned this week, WBNS reports. But Junk said those will be sealed to prevent evidence from being released to the public that could harm the investigation.

Friday was the two-week mark of the shootings, and no new information was released that day or over the weekend.

More than 40 counties have provided resources to assist Pike County deputies with their investigation into the deaths of eight family members. More than 300 deputies and 15 sheriffs from outside Pike County have made the trip to help out, a big boost to Pike County’s force of just 13 deputies.