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FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, mourners gather around caskets for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, during funeral services at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court has received the unredacted autopsy reports from eight slayings in one family as it considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports from the unsolved case. Court filings Wednesday, May 3, indicated the reports from the Pike County coroner have been submitted under seal following the justices’ April 19 request for the documents. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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Court receives full autopsies of 8 slayings in 1 family

FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, mourners gather around caskets for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, during funeral services at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio. The Ohio Supreme Court has received the unredacted autopsy reports from eight slayings in one family as it considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports from the unsolved case. Court filings Wednesday, May 3, indicated the reports from the Pike County coroner have been submitted under seal following the justices’ April 19 request for the documents. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has received the unredacted autopsy reports from eight slayings in one family as it considers media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports from the unsolved case.

Court filings Wednesday indicated the reports from the Pike County coroner have been submitted under seal following the justices’ April 19 request for them.

The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family who were found shot to death at four homes in southern Ohio last year.

The Columbus Dispatch and The Cincinnati Enquirer separately sued for access to the full autopsies.

Authorities want to shield information, arguing its release could compromise their investigation. The coroner says victims’ relatives raised concerns about sharing details of how their loved ones died.

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