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Evidence of possible cockfighting on slain Ohio family's property

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PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A day after investigators revealed there were marijuana growing operations at the crime scenes of a family murder in southern Ohio, an official said there's evidence of cockfighting on the property as well.

A spokesman with the Ohio Attorney General's Office said authorities found chickens, cages and equipment consistent with cockfighting, as well as evidence of a breeding operation.

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As for the marijuana growing operations, the official confirmed it was a commercial set up and there was at least one indoor growing facility. Growing marijuana is still illegal in Ohio.

An earlier look into the family's backgrounds through Pike County Court criminal records revealed only two cases: a domestic assault charge against 44-year-old victim Dana Rhoden and another domestic dispute involving her ex-brother-in-law, 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden.

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There's currently a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).

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