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Cincinnati businessman pulls $25K reward in Pike Co. murders

Jeff Ruby made the announcement on Twitter, saying "With recent complex criminal developments in Pike Co case, we are withdrawing our reward and involvement. Grieving and praying for family."
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UPDATE: Jeff Ruby has recinded his $25,000 reward in connection to the murders.  Ruby made the announcement on Twitter, saying "With recent complex criminal developments in Pike Co case, we are withdrawing our reward and involvement. Grieving and praying for family."

Representatives of Ruby have declined 10TV's request to explain why the reward was withdrawn.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office says a Cincinnati-area businessman has put up a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the slayings of eight family members.

Restaurant owner Jeff Ruby offered the reward to get people talking.

“I just would like to see justice brought to people especially poor people who can't afford the best detectives, best attorneys," he said.

Ruby also said he wanted to tell the person or people responsible, what they did was 'cowardly.'

“It's pretty cowardly what you did, slaughtering people while they sleep with their children," he said. 

Authorities say they worked through the night processing evidence from the four crimes scenes where the members of the Rhoden family were found in a rural Pike County.

But they have not identified any suspects and say that whoever killed them should be considered armed and dangerous. Investigators say none of the deaths appeared self-inflicted.

Authorities urged anyone with information about the crime to call 855-BCI-OHIO.

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