UPDATE: Police have confirmed that the body found is Reagan Tokes. Detectives are currently investigating the crime scene, and urge anyone with any information or tips to call Grove City Police at 614-277-1710 or the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Tip Line at 855-224-6446.
February 10, 2017Neighborhood Safety Notice:We are sharing this news on behalf of the Grove City Police Department…
An Ohio State University (OSU) student whose been missing since Wednesday night was reportedly found shot to death on Thursday. A female was was found at Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City, but police haven’t yet confirmed the identity.
The uncle of missing psychology student, Reagan Tokes, 21, posted on Facebook that the body found was Tokes, but he took the post down shortly after. At this point, it’s still unclear if the victim is indeed Tokes. According to Lieutenant Brian Davidson of the Grove City Police Department, it appeared as if the victim was fatally shot at around 1 p.m. on Thursday, but they are waiting on the coroner for exact details. The official announcement is scheduled for Friday.
— Makenzie Tokes (@makenzietokes) February 9, 2017
Tokes was last seen on Wednesday night, during her work shift at Bodega, a bar in the Short North Arts District. It’s unclear how she ended up at the entrance of Scioto Metro Park, assuming that the victim found is indeed her. Davidson indicated that the shooting could have happened somewhere else, and that the suspects may have moved her body to the park. He’s still not sure if the shooting was random or by someone the victimt knew.
“It could have been a random act, it could have been somebody that this occurred someplace else and she was dumped here.”
The Tab reports that Tokes’ sister, Makenzie, said that surveillance footage at Bodega bar captured Reagan walking to her car on Wednesday night, but it’s unclear whether she actually made it to the vehicle. She said she sent Reagan Tokens a text message at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, but didn’t get a reply.
“She was supposed to contact us after her shift last night and did not. We assumed she went home and slept but we weren’t able to get through her phone this morning and her roommates said she didn’t come home.”
The incident shook the town. It’s the first homicide this year in Grove City. Last year, the city had two homicides.
[Feature Photo: Facebook]