Oxygen will premiere a docuseries, titled The Pike County Murders: A Family Massacre, on Friday, November 24, 2023. This docuseries will shed light on the infamous Pike County shootings that took place on the night of April 21 and 22, 2016.

The Pike County Shootings took the lives of eight individuals. All the victims belonged to the Rhoden family. Out of the eight, seven of them were adults while one was a 16-year-old boy. The Rhoden family members, including the teenager, were terminated via an execution-style act in three homes and a camper.

Jake Wagner from the Wagner family was responsible for the murder of five Rhodens. According to Dayton 24/7 Now, Jake is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the synopsis of Oxygen’s The Pike County Murders: A Family Massacre reads, “Eight members of the Rhoden family are brutally murdered execution-style in four different locations on a night in 2016 by another family they consider friends. “The Pike County Massacre,” the story of the largest murder investigation in Ohio’s history, exposes an underbelly of violence, pitting family against family, mother against son, brother against brother, in a haunting story of lies, secrets and betrayal.”

Stephanie Lydecker and Catharine Park are the executive producers of The Pike County Murders: A Family Massacre.

Who were the victims of the Pike County Murders?

According to NBC News, here is the list of people who lost their lives in the infamous Pike County Murders:

  • Hanna Rhoden, 19
  • Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40
  • Dana Rhoden, 37
  • Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20
  • Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16
  • Hannah Gilley, 20
  • Kenneth Rhoden, 44
  • Gary Rhoden, 38

Interestingly, Jake Wagner previously had a relationship with the 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden. Together, they had a three-year-old daughter named Sophie. Sophie was present during this massacre. Fortunately, she escaped unharmed.

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