Christopher Rhoden Jr., the youngest of the eight Ohio family members found murdered last week received a threat on Facebook before the mass killings, Ohio’s attorney general said Monday.
“I’m aware of the Facebook threat,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. “Every piece of information is valuable and our investigators are certainly taking that into consideration.”
The threat is just one emerging piece of evidence in the investigation, which has also uncovered cockfighting chickens and a marijuana growing operation at some of the properties where the eight were killed.
DeWine told The Cincinnati Enquirer that investigators found roosters kept in individual cages, which he said was “consistent with” an illegal cockfighting operation. DeWine cautioned, however that investigators “don’t know what’s relevant” to the murders of members of the Rhoden family.
Also Monday, a local prosecutor confirmed that several hundred marijauna plants were found at three of the crime scenes, some of which were sheltered in a large grow-house.
“It wasn’t just somebody sitting pots in the window,” Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk told The Columbus Dispatch.
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