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Grieving friends and relatives seek refuge at Ohio church after killings

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) -

SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE:  Authorities on Saturday identified them as 40-year-old Christopher Rhoden Sr.; his 16-year-old son, Christopher Rhoden Jr.; 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden; 38-year-old Gary Rhoden; 37-year-old Dana Rhoden; 20-year-old Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden; 20-year-old Hannah Gilley; and 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden.

ORIGINAL STORY:  A pastor says his church has been a haven for more than 100 grieving relatives and friends of eight people found slain in rural southern Ohio.
Union Hill Church is up the road from some of the four properties near Piketon where the eight members of the Rhoden family were found dead Friday.
Pastor Phil Fulton describes the family as close-knit and hardworking. He says they were previously part of his congregation, though not recently.
Authorities say all eight were shot in the head and that it appeared some were killed as they slept, including a mother in bed with her 4-day-old baby nearby. The infant and two other small children were not harmed.
Investigators say they have received an "overwhelming" number of tips but no one has been arrested. At least one assailant is believed to be at large.
Law enforcement officials say whoever is responsible should be considered armed and dangerous.

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