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Sex Offender Arrested In Ohio State Student Murder Investigation

A convicted sex offender released from prison in November has been charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Ohio State University student.

Grove City police say 29-year-old Brian Golsby was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery in Reagan Tokes’ death.

Her body was found Thursday near the entrance to the Scioto Grove Metro Park. She was last seen leaving work at a Short North restaurant Wednesday night.

Tokes grew up outside Toledo and was a fourth-year psychology major at Ohio State.

Police say they arrested Golsby after finding Tokes’ car near his Columbus residence and matching his DNA with evidence gathered in and around the car..

Golsby pleaded guilty in 2011 to Franklin County robbery and attempted rape charges.

OSU President Michael Drake released a statement expressing gratitude to Grove City Police and the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their swift efforts.

"We are relieved that this investigation has identified a suspect, and we will continue to support our law enforcement partners as needed. As always, the safety and well being of our community is our first priority," Drake's statement read. "On behalf of the Ohio State community, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Reagan's family and friends."

Ohio State continues to offer counseling services to students. 

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