Ohio appeals for information on four
people in family massacre probe
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[June 20, 2017]
(Reuters) - Ohio investigators are
appealing for information about three men and a woman from the same
family in their probe into the unsolved 2016 execution-style killings of
eight members of another family, the state's attorney general said on
The victims, all members of the Rhoden family ranging in age from 16 to
44, were executed at four separate homes in rural Ohio's Appalachian
foothills on April 22, 2016, in what investigators said was a planned,
Authorities are seeking information on George "Billy" Wagner, III, 46,
Angela Wagner, 46, George Wagner IV, 25, and Edward "Jake" Wagner, 24,
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement.
"Investigators are interested in receiving information regarding any
interactions, conversations, dealings, or transactions that the public
may have had with these individuals, which could be personal, business,
or otherwise," he said.
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The information regarding the relatives could include information about
vehicles, firearms and ammunition, DeWine said.
The individuals once lived about 15 miles (25 km) south of the four
crimes scenes and are now believed to be living in Alaska, according to
Investigators ruled out the involvement of a Mexican drug cartel and
believe whoever committed the crimes was likely from the area, media
reported in October.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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