The Ohio Supreme Court wants a settlement reached in the case of a newspaper suing a coroner for autopsy records in the unsolved slayings of eight people from one family. A complaint by The Columbus Dispatch that is before the court alleges the Pike County coroner is improperly withholding the final autopsy records.


The Columbus Dispatch says a lawsuit filed Monday in Ohio Supreme Court against the Pike County coroner alleges final autopsy records have been improperly withheld. The coroner says the autopsies are "confidential law enforcement investigatory records" that aren't subject to public records laws.


Authorities investigating the slayings of eight people from one Ohio family say they're operating under the theory that there were multiple attackers. Local and state investigators have released few details about the April shootings near Piketon, saying they don't want to jeopardize their chances of catching and convicting whoever's responsible.


Investigators are operating under the theory that there were multiple attackers in the slayings of eight people from one Ohio family , authorities confirmed Thursday after months of noting that was a possibility. Local and state investigators have released few details about the April shootings near Piketon, saying they don't want to jeopardize chances of catching and convicting whoever's responsible.


The revelation, from Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, came during a hearing Thursday over whether juvenile court proceedings related to the surviving Rhoden family babies should be open to the public. Sheriff: At least 2 killers in Ohio mass shooting The revelation, from Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, came during a hearing Thursday over whether juvenile court proceedings related to the surviving Rhoden family babies should be open to the public.


Jake Wagner still can't quite bring himself to tell his 2 1/2-year-old daughter that her mommy is dead. It's the finality of that word that stops him.