Ohio

Bigger reward is sought for slain family, but will it help?

FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, hearses for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, depart during funeral services from Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, ordered the Pike County coroner to submit unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings for justices to review outside of public view, as the court considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, hearses for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, depart during funeral services from Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, ordered the Pike County coroner to submit unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings for justices to review outside of public view, as the court considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

Investigators trying to solve the year-old killings of eight family members in Ohio are concerned more reward money hasn't been offered.

The amount for information leading to a conviction remains at $10,000. That's much less than similar recent offers.

In Cleveland, the reward for information about a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man in a recording posted on Facebook quickly hit $50,000. In Indiana, the award in the unsolved February slayings of two teenage girls is more than $230,000.

Charles Reader is the sheriff in Pike County, Ohio. He has raised concerns that alleged large-scale drug activity by one victim is suppressing donations.

Reader pleaded for more donations last week as the one-year anniversary approaches this Saturday.