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Friday, February 9, 2018


            Let us not forget Reagan Tokes every year on March 13 and February 9. We will not forget the way you live on this earth and we endorse your foundation and fundraising. 


Regan Tokes
(March 13, 1995 to February 9, 2017)

The Ohio State University psychology major whom police believe was murdered by a registered sex offender was a straight A student excited about May graduation.

Reagan Tokes, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, vanished after leaving work at a local bar on February 8. Her frantic family members and friends circulated missing posts on social media. Then, a coroner confirmed that a body found shot to death in a nearby park is Tokes.

That left a shaken community and campus wondering: Who killed the vivacious young woman? Police now have an answer: They’ve arrested a registered sex offender named Brian Lee Golsby, and they say they believe the attack was random.

“Of all the people in this world we find ourselves asking why her?” wrote one friend on a GoFundMe site established to help Tokes’ family.

A service for Reagan (pictured) has been planned at Maumee United Methodist Tuesday and Wednesday. Her family now hopes to create a scholarship in her name

Reagan Delaney Tokes Foundation establishes scholarship at Ohio State
By Owen Daugherty: daugherty.260@osu.edu February 1, 2018

The legacy of Reagan Tokes will live on at Ohio State through a scholarship fund established in her name.

The Reagan Delaney Tokes Memorial Foundation, set up by her parents following her death, will donate $50,000 to the university to fund a scholarship.

The gift is meant to “honor her legacy, her kind giving heart, and her love of life, others, and of Ohio State,” according to Board of Trustee documents.

The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students, with preference for those majoring in psychology, which was Tokes’ major.

Her memorial foundation’s website says, “Through this memorial fund, multiple ongoing scholarship opportunities are awarded annually so motivated students like Reagan who wish to pursue their dream of a college education are supported to do so.”

Tokes was set to graduate last May before being kidnapped and killed by Brian Golsby, who is currently awaiting trial.

At the graduation ceremony, Tokes was posthumously honored with a degree.

The scholarship fund in her name was approved by the Board’s Advancement Committee. It is pending full Board approval Friday.

Reagan Tokes

A year after Reagan Tokes’ disappearance, pain lingers and questions remain
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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — In the year that has passed since the murder of Ohio State University student Reagan Tokes, detectives have been putting evidence together, attorneys have been preparing for a trial, and legislators have proposed changes in state law.

Prosecutors say Tokes was kidnapped February 8, 2017 after leaving work at Bodega, a restaurant in the Short North. Her body was found the next day at Scioto Grove Metro Park in Grove City.

The trial of Brian Golsby is scheduled to start later this month. Prosecutors say they have DNA evidence as well as GPS data from Golsby’s ankle monitor that will show his movements the night of the murder.

Golsby had been released from prison a few months despite a record of dozens of incidents of bad behavior while incarcerated.

On campus at Ohio State, even though a year has passed the murder is still in the consciousness of many students including Bri Santilli, a junior from Canton.

“The story kind of affected how I do things – to be more cautious at night,” Santilli said. “I think it was such a big eye opener for everyone.”

While Golsby’s trial date approaches, state lawmakers continue work on some criminal justice reforms to address what they see as shortcomings that allowed Golsby to be released from prison.

Parents Toby and Lisa McCrary-Tokes are supportive of the effort at the Ohio Statehouse and have said they are determined to find some good in Reagan’s murder despite their pain.

“You never get over it,” McCrary-Tokes said in September. “It never goes away for us or any other members of our family. It’s always there.”

The Tokes family has also created the Reagan Tokes Memorial Foundation which is funding a number of scholarships including one recently created at The Ohio State University. To find out more, click here. 

Bodega holds vigil for Reagan Tokes

Reagan Delaney Tokes Memorial Foundation

1. The arrest occurred two days after her nude body was found shot dead near a public park.

2. The Franklin Co. prosecutor filed a motion to keep Brian Golsby behind bars without bail, saying the accused killer is a danger to society

3. Man accused of killing Ohio State student could face death penalty

4. "I hate the death penalty but maybe that's right in this case."

5. The sex offender had been released from prison only three months ago.
And now this:

6. Reagan Tokes: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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