Four Arrests Made in Connection to Pike Co. Murders

WAVERLY, Ohio (WTVN)--After over two years, officials have made four arrests in connection to the murders of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County.

Ohio Attorney General, and Governor-elect Mike DeWine, announced the indictment of 47-year-old George "Billy" Wagner III, 48-year-old Angela Wagner, 27-year-old George Wagner IV, and 26-year-old Edward "Jake" Wagner.

All four face the death penalty for the killings of Christopher Rhoden Sr., Dana Rhoden, Chroistopher Rhoden Jr., Hanna Rhoden, Clarance "Frankie" Rhoden, Kenneth Rhoden, Gary Rhoden, and Hannah Gilley.

The victims were found dead of gunshot wounds at four different homes in April of 2016.

 DeWine did not go into many details regarding a motive, but indicated child custody played a big role in the murders. Investigators say "Jake" Wagner shared custody with Hannah Rhoden's child. 

Two other arrests were made in connection to the cover-up of the murders.

Attorneys for the Wagner family deny the family's involvement in the murders.

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