Reagan Tokes’s killer denied bond, charged with rape, kidnapping, robbery and murder

He is a registered sex offender

UPDATE [2/13/17, 10:48am]: The judge did not set a bond for Brian Golsby at this morning’s arraignment held at 9am this morning at the Franklin County Municipal Court. The Franklin County Prosecutor was also considering the death penalty for Golsby.

UPDATE [2/12/17, 12:07pm]: The suspect, Brian Golsby, accused of the murder of Reagan Tokes has also been charged with rape.

[2/11/17, 12:28pm]: Police have arrested a male suspect named Brian Golsby in connection with Reagan Tokes’s death, as announced in a press conference held by the Grove City Police Department on Saturday morning.

Golsby is being charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated murder. He has not confessed to those crimes, but was able to give the police details which closely match the evidence they have recovered.

Ohio State student Reagan Tokes went missing on Wednesday night after leaving her job at the Bodega in Short North, Columbus, Ohio. On Friday morning she was officially linked to the dead body of a woman found near the entrance of the Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City, Ohio on Thursday afternoon. Police said she was found nude and was shot multiple times in the head.

Brian Golsby was recently released from prison in November 2016 after serving a six-year sentence for a 2010 offense in Grove City. He is a registered sex offender in Franklin County. Grove City Police say Golsby has no connection to Reagan.

Reagan was last seen at 9:45pm on Wednesday night when she left her place of work to go back home. Her co-workers said a bartender usually walks Reagan to her car after a shift but that she left alone that night. Makenzie Tokes, Reagan’s sister, told The Tab Ohio State that security cameras in the area “show her get close to her car but they don’t know if she was able to get in it.”

Makenzie tweeted about her sister’s disappearance on Thursday evening, asking anyone with information to contact her or the police.

Earlier that afternoon, police had reported a dead body found near the entrance to Scioto Grove Metro Park. They described the body as that of a young woman in her 20s or teenage years, but did not release any more information until the coroner made an official identification and the family was notified. There was no official connection made to Reagan at that time.

Following the news of Reagan’s disappearance, police released an alert for the missing car of the woman found dead near the entrance to Scioto Grove Metro Park. The car was described as a silver 1999 Acura with Miami Dolphins and Block Ohio State stickers in the window, matching the description Makenzie had given The Tab Ohio State for her sister’s car. Soon after, a friend of Reagan’s recognized the description and confirmed the license plate numbers matched.

Reagan’s uncle, Jamie Tokes, confirmed her death via Facebook post late Thursday night, saying her body was found that afternoon.

On Friday morning the Franklin County coroner officially confirmed the body found near the entrance to Scioto Grove Metro Park as missing Ohio State student, Reagan Tokes. Police say she died of a gunshot wound and are still further investigating details of her murder.


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