Ohio covers funeral costs for Pike County murder victims

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State to pay funeral expenses for one Pike County victim

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has said the state will cover the cost of Dana Rhoden’s funeral — about $7,500, according to our news partner WCPO.

The Cincinnati television station reports Rhoden’s mother, Judy Manley, filed the claim for funeral expenses.

The Associated Press reports a Dec. 12 request to the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program was made by the family of Dana Rhoden.

Payments of $22,500 from the fund were previously approved to pay for funerals for the Rhodens' children: 20-year-old Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden and 16-year-old Christopher Rhoden Jr., according to a AP report.

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request for victim compensation from the brother-in-law of one of the victims was turned down by the state of Ohio because of evidence of a marijuana growing operation at the crime scene.

David Weisel, brother-in-law to Christopher Rhoden Sr., applied in May 2016 to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to be reimbursed for lost wages.

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Eight members of the Rhoden family were found shot to death in their homes on April 22.

Christopher Rhoden Sr.'s ex-wife, 37-year-old Dana Rhoden; their three children, 20-year-old Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, 16-year-old Christopher Rhoden Jr. and 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden; Frankie Rhoden's fiancée, 20-year-old Hannah Gilley; and a cousin, 38-year-old Gary Rhoden.

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No arrests have been made in the Ohio shooting investigation of eight execution-style killings of members of the Rhoden family in Pike County, Ohio.

Large-scale marijuana grow operations were discovered at three of the four murder scenes.
Authorities continue to request that anyone with information on the ongoing homicide investigation call 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111.

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