Reagan Tokes memorial removed from Scioto Grove Metro Park

Memorial for Reagan Tokes at Scioto Grove Metro Park - March 2018 (WBNS-10TV)
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COLUMBUS - A memorial for murdered Ohio State student Reagan Tokes has been removed from the Scioto Grove Metro Park.

Metro Parks spokeswoman Peg Hanley told 10 Investigates the decision was made recently to remove the memorial that included flowers, photos and stuffed animals. She said the parks department wanted to be sensitive about the memorial, which has stood for nearly a year and a half.

Hanley said the parks department has been in talks with the Tokes family on creating a more permanent memorial inside a metro park.

The memorial went up shortly after the Ohio State student was kidnaped, raped and murdered in February 2017.

Brian Golsby, a convicted sex offender, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison in March. Golsby admitted to jurors towards the end of his trial that he kidnaped, raped and murdered Tokes just three months before she was to graduate from The Ohio State University.

Reagan's parents, Lisa McCrary-Tokes and Toby Tokes, told 10 Investigates Monday that they were not aware that the memorial had been removed but confirmed that they had been in talks with parks officials about creating a more permanent memorial.

Anyone who left photos or other items at the memorial who would like them back can contact the Columbus Metro Parks department.

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