The Daily Caller By Eric Lieberman Posted Mon., Feb.13, 2017
A convicted sex offender released from prison a few months ago has been officially accused of raping and murdering Reagan Tokes, a 21-year-old student at Ohio State University.
Brian Golsby, 29, was arrested Saturday only two days after Tokes’ body was found near a park entrance in Grove City, Ohio. He was initially charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, and aggravated robbery, according to the Associated Press. But a rape charge was added after testing was conducted.
Grove City Police Sgt. Chris White said Tokes was shot twice in the head, but it is still unclear where the shooting occurred.
Tokes was last seen Wednesday night leaving work at a brewery located in a shopping and dining area, according to the Grove City Ohio Police.
Golsby admitted to kidnapping Tokes Wednesday night as she was walking to her car from work, according to a local NBC news affiliate, which cited the criminal complaint filed in Franklin County Municipal Court. He also admitted forcing her to withdraw $60 in cash from an ATM, and then driving her to the location where her body was later found.
“He gave us details of these events of that night that closely match what we’re finding,” White said, according to The AP.
Golsby’s DNA was find in and around Toke’s car, including on a cigarette butt within the vehicle.
Reagan’s sister, Makenzie Tokes, expressed her grief on Twitter.
“You hear about these things on the news but you never think it could happen,” Makenzie wrote, while posting a picture of the two at a much younger age. “I love you with all my heart gee gee.”
Golsby, who is a registered sex offender, was let go from prison in November after serving five years for robbery and attempted rape, reports The Washington Post.
He appeared in court Monday, and no bond was set.
“We miss her deeply, she didn’t deserve what happened to her,” Tokes’ father said after Golsby’s first court hearing, according to Fox28. “We’re going to get through this, and justice will be served.”
Tokes’ co-workers and employers also expressed their sorrow and described how she was so well-loved.
“She was always bouncing around, happy and never complaining. Everyone loved her,” said Brian Swanson, Tokes’ boss, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
A crowdsourcing page for a scholarship fund created in her honor has already reached the $50,000 goal in just two days.