Suspect charged with rape in connection to murder of Ohio State student Reagan Tokes

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - An arrest has been made in the murder of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes.

Brian L. Golsby arrested Saturday and charged with Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery. Grove City Police made the arrest.

On Sunday, a rape cahrge was added for Golsby in connection with the murder of Reagan Tokes, according to court documents from the Franklin County Municipal Court.

Tokes is from Northwest Ohio and a graduate of Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse.

Her body was found at the entrance to a park in Grove City, Ohio, just south of Columbus on Thursday. She had been missing since leaving work in Columbus Wednesday night.

Tokes is a 2013 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. Her family lived in Monclova Township before recently moving to Florida.

At a press conference Saturday morning, police said Tokes had been shot twice in the head. She was nude when she was found Thursday, and police originally said there was no sign she was sexually assaulted. However, a rape charge has since been added for Golsby.

Investigators say the car was found later in a Columbus neighborhood.Police found DNA evidence in the car. During testing by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, it was found the DNA matched a registered sex offender, the suspect, Brian Golsby.

Golsby was taken into custody early Saturday morning at his home on Forest Street in Columbus. Tokes' car had been found near his home, and his home is near the restaurant where Tokes worked.

Police say Golsby had just been released from prison in November of 2016 after being convicted of rape and kidnapping in 2010. Police did not say how long his original sentence was or if he had been released early. The 2010 case happened in Grove City, too.

While they are not calling it a confession, investigators say during questioning Golsby made statements consistent with the evidence police uncovered.

Detectives say more evidence was collected during a search of Golsby's home, but they are not saying what that evidence is.

Police do not believe Golsby was stalking Tokes, and that she was allegedly selected at random. They think she was abducted just minutes after leaving work Wednesday night. They believe she was shot to death sometime Thursday morning where her body was found.

Golsby is set to be arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court Monday at 9:00 AM.

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