Police: GPS monitoring places Reagan Tokes' alleged killer at murder scene


10TV has learned that the man suspected of killing an Ohio State student last week was under GPS monitoring which placed him at the scene of her death according to police.

Brian Golsby, 29, is charged with aggravated murder, rape and other counts in connection to the death of 21-year-old Reagan Tokes.

Golsby was released from prison on November 13, 2016 after serving a six-year sentence for attempted rape and kidnapping.

An Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections employee told 10TV the monitoring occurred because Golsby had no permanent place to live after his recent release from prison.

Alvis, a company that offers residential programs, said in a statement they denied Golsby due to his violent past. The company said the Adult Parole Authority (APA) requested them to outfit Golsby with a GPS monitoring device.

Court documents indicate Golsby's conditions of release were to be in place five years.

Golsby was outfitted with the device on November 22, 2016. Alvis said from that date through February 11, Golsby had the device on at all times.

Alvis said if the device was removed or no longer working properly, they would notify the APA.

3M, who captures all of the GPS data, has turned over all that information to police, according to Alvis.

Reagan Tokes’ body was found at Scioto Grove Metro Park Thursday, February 9.

According to authorities, Reagan left Bodega in the Short North around 9:45 p.m. on February 8. Golsby allegedly confronted Reagan at 3rd Avenue and High Street as she was heading to her vehicle.

Golsby told investigators he forced Reagan to drive to her bank ATM and withdraw $60. He then forced her to drive to Scioto Grove Metro Park where she was raped, shot and killed.

Prosecutors said a cigarette butt found in Reagan’s car proved to be the critical clue. They were able to recover DNA which led them to Golsby.

Grove City police confirmed the GPS tracking did show Golsby was in the park at the time of Tokes death.

Authorities also said they are have not ruled out Golsby as a suspect in the recent attacks in German Village.

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