Teen In Custody For Reynoldsburg Death Says He Threw Knife At Victim

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Police say a 17-year-old male is being charged for the death of a girl whose body was found near Reynoldsburg High School's Summit Road campus Monday night.

Authorities say Adrien McGee of Blacklick has confessed to the crime. He is being charged with murder.

The body of Danielle Michaels, 18, was found by a person who was walking their dog in a field near Summit Road.

Investigators said after determining that Michael’s death was a homicide, they backtracked to determine who she had been with over the weekend. Several interviews led them to McGee.

Police say that McGee and Michaels knew each other and met up with friends Saturday night at Pine Quarry Park.

That was the last time that friends saw Michaels alive.

According to Chief Jim O’Neill of Reynoldsburg PD, during an interview, McGee “confessed.” O’Neill also said he also had knowledge of the crime scene.

Court documents indicate that Michaels had a lacerations on her neck and arm, and a puncture wound to her neck. It says that McGee "admitted to purposely throwing knife at Michaels."

Reynoldsburg Schools cancelled classes for the "Summit Campus" Tuesday due to the homicide investigation. 

Reynoldsburg police say Michaels took online high school classes and did not attend Reynoldsburg High School.

McGee appeared in court on Tuesday and is being held in a Lancaster juvenile facility until his preliminary hearing on November 27.