On Saturday evening, Grove City police held a press conference and announced that they had arrested 29-year-old Brian Lee Golsby in connection to Tokes' death and that he'd been charged with "aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery".
Brian L. Goldsby has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery.
Tokes was a student at Ohio State University and was completing her fourth year in a psychology major.
Grove City Police later found her vehicle, a 1999 Acura TL, in Columbus.
Police in Ohio are asking for help as they investigate the shooting death of 21-year-old Reagan Tokes, a senior at Ohio State University who was set to graduate this spring.
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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. On Thursday, her body was found at Scioto Grove Metro Park.
The Columbus Dispatch reported she had been shot twice in the head. Whether Tokes had actually made it to her auto before being abducted is not clear.
The University has extended its counseling service to its students tonight from 5 p.m.to 10 p.m.in the Ohio Union's Alonso Family Room located in the Student Life Multicultural Center.
Police have not determined a connection between Tokes and Golsby, who is also a registered sex offender.
Police believe Golsby and Reagan Tokes crossed paths shortly after she left work at Bodega Cafe, a restaurant in the Short North. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m.
Golsby in 2010 was arrested for robbing a woman and then robbing and raping another two weeks later in an apartment complex parking lot. "She truly enjoyed being with her many friends and cherished the time she spent with her family". Sgt. Chris White, a Grove City detective, said authorities are awaiting results from a rape kit, but so far they have found no evidence of sexual assault.
"We are relieved that this investigation has identified a suspect, and we will continue to support our law enforcement partners as needed", Drake said.
"Reagan would want us to remember her for all the laughter, joy, and love she brought to each and everyone of us". Any remainder will go towards a plaque, which will be placed Anthony Wayne Tennis Courts, where she often played tennis.