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Reagan Tokes, suspect who killed her

BREAKING: Convicted sex offender arrested for Ohio college student’s murder

by Leigh Egan

Only three months out of prison and a sex offender reportedly attacks again

A convicted sex offender released from prison just three months ago was arrested on Saturday, in connection with the murder of 21-year-old college student, Reagan Tokes.

Grove City police arrested Brian Golsby, 29, after they found Reagan Tokes’ car near his residence in Columbus, Ohio. Detectives also matched Golsby’s DNA with evidence found in the victim’s car. Tokes was reported missing on Wensday night, after she failed to come home after her work shift at Bodega bar, in the Short North Arts District. Police found her naked and lifeless on Thursday, close to the entrance of Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City.

Golsby, a registered sex offender in Franklin County, was released from prison in November 2016, after serving six years behind bars for “raping a woman in front of her young child.”

ORIGINAL Story: Body found officially identified as missing Ohio college student

Posted by Reagan Tokes on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

 

Reagan Tokes was a student at Ohio State University. She was an avid supporter of the school’s football team and considered the school her second home. Friends and family were frantic for answers after she disappeared. She’s been described as sweet, bubbly, loving, and caring.

Since there’s no evidence that Golsby and Tokes knew each other, authorities stated that the attack was likely random. They think that the college student was killed in a different location before the suspect dumped her in front of Scioto Grove Metro Park. There were no shell casings or any other evidence found in or around the park.

Golsby faces charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

[Feature Photo: Facebook/Grove City PD]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.