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Missing Ohio State Student Found Dead In Grove City Park


Grove City Police have confirmed that the body of 21-year-old Ohio State student Reagan Tokes was found in Scioto Grove Metro Park yesterday. Tokes had been shot, and police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Tokes was first reported missing Thursday morning. Police responded to a report of a body in the Grove City park Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say Tokes' car later was found in Columbus.

In a press release Friday morning, Ohio State University said reports indicated Tokes, a fourth-year psychology major, was last seen leaving work in the Short North area of Columbus around 9:45pm on Wednesday night.

The investigation is ongoing, and police will "maintain a visible presence in the campus area," the press release says.

Ohio State encouraged anyone with relevant information to call Grove City Police at 614-277-1710, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Tip Line at 855-224-6446 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.

The university is offering counseling services Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Ohio Union's Student Life Multicultural Center.

This post will be updated with more information as the story develops.

Gabe Rosenberg joined WOSU in October 2016. As digital news editor, Gabe reports breaking news and edits all content for the WOSU website, as well as manages the station's social media accounts.