Ohio State Student Who Vanished After Work Found Fatally Shot Near Park

Grove City police said in a news release that 29-year-old Brian Golsby was arrested early Saturday and charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery in the slaying of Reagan Tokes.

The rape charge comes on top of charges of kidnapping, aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and receiving stolen property, according to court records.

Brian Golsby is now scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Monday. Inside the auto, police found evidence that connected Golsby to the case.

The Grove City Division of Police located Tokes' vehicle on the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue on Friday, several miles from Bodega and about half a mile from Golsby's home. Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Reagan Tokes, a psychology student at Ohio State", the university's communications department said in a statement.

The body of a missing Ohio State University student was found just one day after she was reported missing.


COLUMBUS, Ohio- Police in central Ohio have arrested a suspect in the murder of a 21-year-old Ohio State student. Her family has set up a GoFundMe to create a scholarship in her honor.

Police have found nothing to link Golsby and Tokes, White told NBC4.

DNA taken from Tokes' vehicle matched DNA on file with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for Golsby, who is a registered Tier III sex offender.

While they are not calling it a confession, investigators say during questioning Goldsby made statements consistent with the evidence police uncovered. Her funeral will be February 16 at Maumee United Methodist Church, according to family. Golsby was previously arrested for robbing a woman, then two weeks later, robbed and raped another woman in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The victim said her toddler was in the auto with her when she was assaulted and forced to perform oral sex on Golsby at knifepoint.

Police urge anyone with information to call Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigations tip line at 1-855-BCI-OHIO. As always, the safety and well-being of our community is our first priority. "Counseling and consultation services are available for those in need of support".

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends". Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

  • Annette Adams