Relative: 5 of 8 shot in Ohio will be buried side by side

Marijuana growing operations were discovered at some of the crime scenes.

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The brother of some of the eight family members found shot last week in rural southern Ohio says five victims will be buried side by side in a nearby town.

Seven adults and 16-year-old boy were found dead Friday at four properties near Piketon. Investigators have interviewed more than 50 people in the case but have made no arrests.

Tony Rhoden tells The Columbus Dispatch ( ) his 73-year-old mother has been holding the grieving family together.

Rhoden lost two brothers, his former sister-in-law and a cousin in the slayings. He says the victims also included a teenage nephew who had just earned a driver’s license, a 19-year-old niece who worked at a nursing home and had a days-old newborn, and a 20-year-old nephew who loved to hunt and fish.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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