Grove City Division of Police officers have arrested a Columbus man for the murder of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes.

The division announced Feb. 11 that Brian L. Golsby, 29, of Forest Street was charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

A charge of rape also was filed Feb. 11, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records.

Golsby admitted to kidnapping Tokes from the area of North High Street and Third Avenue in the Short North on Feb. 8 after she left work, according to a complaint filed with the court.

Tokes' nude body was discovered by a passerby at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 9 near the entrance of Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City, where she was shot and killed after Golsby raped her, according to the complaint.

She had been shot twice in the head, said Chris White, a sergeant in Grove City's detective bureau.

Tokes was last seen at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 8 as she left work at Bodega Cafe in the Short North, he said.

The 21-year-old had been reported missing by friends after she did not return home, White said.

Her car was found early Feb. 10 on Oakwood Avenue, "basically around the block from" Golsby's residence, he said.

The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation notified officers late Feb. 10 they found DNA evidence indicating Golsby had been in the car, White said.

Items found in the car were tested for DNA, he said.

Officers executed a search warrant at 4 a.m. Feb. 11 at Golsby's home, he said.

Evidence related to the murder was recovered, White said.

Golsby was arrested and convicted in 2010 in a kidnapping and rape case that occurred in Grove City, he said.

He served six years in prison and was released in November, White said.

Jeff McCrary, Reagan Tokes' uncle, released a statement overnight on behalf of the family.

"Words cannot express how saddened and heartbroken we are to have lost 21-year-old Reagan Delaney Tokes: daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, goddaughter, cousin and friend to so many," McCrary said. "We will always remember Reagan as a vibrant, loving young woman who embraced life.

She made a positive impact on people, was enthusiastic about everything and brought laughter and joy to all who knew her," he said. "She had a genuine compassion for all people and anyone who knew her loved her."

Tokes grew up in Maumee and was majoring in psychology at Ohio State. She was scheduled to graduate in May.

Alissa Widman Neese of The Columbus Dispatch contributed to this story.

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