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Information Being Sought In Connection With Pike County Mass Murder Case

Members of the Wagner family
Members of the Wagner family

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office says his office is doing something it doesn’t normally do. It is asking the public for specific information in connection to the murders of eight Piketon residents a year ago.

DeWine admits it's unusual, but he's asking people for information about the Wagner family - George “Billy” Wagner III, Angela Wagner, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner. DeWine says they used to live in Pike County but are now in Alaska.

“We’ve specifically asked, ‘Have you had dealings with them?’ ‘Have you had sale or exchange of a firearm with them?’ ‘Ammunition?’ ‘Vehicles?’ ‘Anything that you about them that might be of assistance to us?’”

DeWine says the Wagners are not suspects but he would like to get more information about them. DeWine says he fully intends to solve the murders of eight members of the Rhoden family in their homes last June. 

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.