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911 calls describe horror of finding Pike County victims

By Kelly Lecker • Updated Apr 24, 2016 at 11:53 PM

Two calls to 911 from Pike County show the horror and loss after eight family members were shot to death.

At 7:49 a.m., a distraught and out-of-breath woman called 911 from 4077 Union Hill Road. 

"I think my brother-in-law's dead," she told dispatchers

"There's blood all over the house. My brother-in-law's in the bedroom." The 911 operator tells her to get out of the house.

The caller identified the victims in the house as Chris and Gary Rhoden.

When the 911 caller asks if there was anyone in the house, the caller says no. "The doors were locked when I got here but I have a key. And I went in and they were laying on the floor."

The caller tells her again to leave the house and wait for help. "Don't let anyone go in there," the operator says.

As the call ends, the witness can be heard sobbing.

At 1:26 p.m., 911 received a second call. 

"I need a deputy to come out to 799 Left Fork. All this stuff that's on the news -- I just found my cousin with a gunshot wound."

The 911 operator asks if his cousin is alive.

"No, no," the man said quietly.

The caller identified the victim as Kenneth Rhoden.

The operator asks the caller if he is out of the house.

"I'm out of the house right now. I just went in hollering at him and checked if he was all right and I looked up at him and he had a gunshot wound."

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