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The Latest: Minister: Slayings Of 8 Rocked Ohio Community

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A local pastor in Pike County says the murders of eight people have shaken the community.

The minister of a church where the funeral of six family members is being held says the targeted slayings that killed them and two other relatives have rocked the entire southern Ohio community.

The Rev. Mark Seevers spoke Tuesday before funeral at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth. He says the family requested the church space, and the church wanted to help.

A handful of Scioto  County sheriff's deputies was posted at the church driveway entrance and slightly down the road on either side as people started arriving for the service.

Seven adults and a 16-year-old boy from the Rhoden family were found dead April 22 at four properties near Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati. No arrests have been made.