Jeff Ruby withdraws reward for information in murders of Ohio family

Published: Apr. 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM EDT
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Well-known restaurant owner Jeffy Ruby has withdrawn his offer for a $25,000 reward for information in the brutal murder of eight members of an Ohio family.

Ruby, who owns Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, posted posted the message on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Last week, Ruby took to Twitter to offer up the reward.

Last weekend, authorities say they found marijuana-growing operations at three of the four locations in rural southern Ohio where family members were found fatally shot.

In a news conference Sunday, they said that it's unclear what, if any, role the growing operations had in the killings.

Seven adults and a teenage boy, all Rhoden family members, were found shot in the head at homes near Piketon, about 60 miles south of Columbus.

Attorney General Mike DeWine called the slayings a "pre-planned execution."

DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader would not comment on a possible motive, but said the investigation will be lengthy. More than 100 personnel are assisting in the investigation.