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Cops: GPS places suspect at scene of Ohio State student's murder

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police say 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, reports CBS affiliate WBNS.

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

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An Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections employee told the station that Golsby was being monitored because he 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 Nov. 22, 2016. Alvis said from that date through Feb. 11, Golsby had the device on at all times.

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

According to authorities, Reagan left the restaurant where she worked in the Short North around 9:45 p.m. on February 8. Golsby allegedly confronted Reagan as she was heading to her vehicle.

Golsby allegedly 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 and fatally shot.

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 reportedly confirmed the GPS tracking showed Golsby was in the park at the time of the woman’s death.

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

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