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    Ohio Authorities Seek Answers in Family’s Mass Slaying

    They’re always senseless. But the mass killing near Piketon, Ohio, seems even more so, with no apparent motive for the execution-style shootings of eight members of the Rhoden family, ages 16 to 44, discovered Friday in four locations. The only survivors, too young to be witnesses, were a newborn found with its dead mother, a six-month-old and a three-year-old. The family was described as close-knit and hardworking, with no indications of criminal involvement, adding to the mystery as police sift through “overwhelming” tips they hope will lead to those responsible.

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