Missing OH Teens Found: 2 Dead, 1 in Custody

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By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Reporter
May 10, 2013|3:41 pm

Three Ohio teens have been found after being reported missing by their mothers. Two of the boys were found dead, and police took the third into custody.

According to police, the boys were reported missing on Thursday morning after one of the boys' mothers returned home and found a "crime scene." She immediately called police to report that her sons, Blaine Romes, 14 and Blake Romes, 17, were missing, as was there good friend Michael Aaron Fay, 17. All of them lived together inside a trailer in Ottawa, Ohio.

An Amber Alert was issued and police also began looking for the family's vehicle, which was missing from the home. Fay was taken into custody at a gas station in Columbus; he told officers that the brothers were dead and gave the locations of the bodies, which were in different areas.

Putnam County Sheriff Mike Chandler refused to give information such as what condition the boys' bodies were in or how they may have died, citing the fact that an investigation was ongoing and the boys were minors.

Fay has been arrested on a warrant for grand theft of a motor vehicle but hasn't been charged with anything else. Autopsies on the brothers have been planned for this afternoon, but that news may not bring much comfort to their friends and family.

"He was very well respected and liked by the students and faculty as well," principal Jayson Selgo said of Blake Romes. "A very friendly kid. I think everyone is trying to get through this difficult time in their own way."

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The school has brought in counselors to help students cope with the loss, which has hit the small community hard.

The case comes on the heels of the discovery of three formerly missing teenagers in the home of Ariel Castro. The three young women were held for over 10 years and were able to break free earlier this week. They are now receiving the proper medical and psychological treatment.

 

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