OSU student Reagan Tokes laid to rest

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Reagan Tokes who was found murdered outside the city of Columbus was laid to rest on Wednesday near Toledo.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE (Feb. 15)

Reagan Tokes was laid to rest today at a cemetery near Toledo.

EARLIER REPORT (Feb. 14)

A close friend of Reagan Tokes describes the Ohio State University senior killed last week as a "very special girl" capable of putting "a smile on anyone's face," according to a note sent to our news partner WBNS-TV in Columbus.

Jacob Wojcik, an OSU student and friend of Tokes’, sent a heartfelt note to the news outlet in which he shared stories and pictures of the OSU senior.

“I want everyone to know that Reagan was a gift to all of us and will continue to be in our lives,” Wojcik wrote.

EARLIER REPORT (Feb. 14)

The suspect accused in the shooting death and rape of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes will be held without bond following a Franklin County Common Pleas Court  hearing on Monday.

  • A defense attorney for Brian Lee Golsby did not object to the state's request for Golsby to be held without bond, according to WBNS-10TV in Columbus.
  • Tokes' father spoke to reporters after Monday's court appearance and said, "We will get through this...justice will be served."
  • Golsby, a 29-year-old a registered sex offender, was already was jailed on suspicion of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery following his arrest Saturday by Grove City police. He has also been charged with rape.

Tokes, 21, was a senior psychology major expected to graduate in May. Her body was found at Scioto Grove Metro Park on Thursday with two gunshot wounds.

A missing persons report was filed for Tokes on Thursday night, after she was last seen at Bodega, a bar in the Columbus area, according to WBNS.

Tokes was reportedly an employee at the bar and had last been seen around 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a social media post claiming to be one of Tokes’ roommates.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Reagan Tokes, a psychology student at Ohio State,” the university said in a prepared statement Friday. “We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this extremely difficult time. Counseling and consultation services are available for those in need of support."

WBNS reports investigators found no shell casings around her body, which police say, suggests the shooting occurred at another location before her body was left at the park.

Family statement

Tokes’ family released a statement asking for privacy in this time of grief and confusion, WBNT-10TV in Columbus reports.

Tokes family spokesperson:

“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. 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. She had a genuine compassion for all people and anyone who knew her loved her. She truly enjoyed being with her many friends and cherished the time she spent with her family.

“Reagan grew up in Maumee, OH and played 4-year varsity tennis and varsity lacrosse through-out high school. Her ambition and passion led her to attending The Ohio State University where she majored in psychology in hope to help others. Reagan loved attending OSU. November 28th she wrote on Facebook “Extremely lucky and thankful to call THE Ohio State University home.” She was 3 months shy of graduating and fulfilling her dream.

“We cannot begin to express the hurt and confusion we feel and ask that you respect our family’s privacy. We are not at liberty to discuss any details since this is an on-going investigation.”

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