PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — Attorney General Mike DeWine and a member of the Pike County Sheriff's Department spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon to give an update on the investigation.
Not only did they say the murders were "very methodical and well-planned" but that they don't want to reveal too much information and tip off the suspect or suspects.
At the end of the presser, DeWine confirmed that there were marijuana grow operations found at 3 of the 4 crime scenes. He would not comment if the marijuana was related to the murders.
Seven adults and a teenage boy were found fatally shot Friday at four different properties near Piketon, about 60 miles south of Columbus. The governor said in an interview that he is confident the perpetrators would be found and "justice will be delivered to them."
A spokeswoman for Ohio's attorney general says authorities have yet to release the four locations where the family members were slain, though evidence collection has been completed.
Spokeswoman Jill Del Greco said Sunday that investigators want to keep the scenes preserved until all the autopsies have been completed and possibly longer than that.
Del Greco says investigators want to keep the scenes preserved in case they need to review them again.
In the meantime, Pike County residents are rattled by a rare major crime that took the lives of the members of the tight-knit family known as hard workers.
Authorities were still trying Sunday to find out who targeted the seven adults and teenage boy and why. Their bodies were found Friday at four different homes near Piketon, about 60 miles south of Columbus.
Investigators say they've questioned more than 60 people.