Woman recalls nightmare of finding family members dead

The woman found some of the victims in a blood-soaked bed

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visits the four crime scenes in the Piketon shooting investigation.
Courtesy: WCMH

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) – The woman who is heard in a frantic 911 call says she is haunted by the memory of discovering some of the bodies in the slayings last month of eight people in southern Ohio.

Thirty-six-year-old Bobby Jo Manley tells The Cincinnati Enquirer she took a 3-year-old and an infant out of a trailer where she found the boys’ parents – her nephew and his fiancée – dead in their blood-soaked bed on the morning of April 22.

Seven adults and a 16-year-old boy were found slain at four homes near Piketon. Attorney General Mike DeWine has called the Rhoden family killings a “pre-planned execution.”

Investigators found three marijuana grow sites and evidence of cockfighting at the crime scenes.

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