“This is not your case where someone got mad at somebody else, they shot them, there’s a witness, two witnesses,” he said. “It is a very, very, very different type case.”
Police found seven bodies, each with a bullet to the head, in three separate homes on Friday. An eighth body was found later at a separate site. Several victims were apparently asleep in bed when they were killed.
“Those who carried it out were trying to do everything that they could do to hinder the investigation and their prosecution,” DeWine said.
No arrests had been made, the officials said, declining to indicate whether they had identified any suspects or to name any possible motives.
However, investigators found marijuana “grow operations” at three of the four locations the victims had been killed, DeWine’s office said, declining to indicate whether they were connected to the murders.