Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Bodies of 2 teens found near Ottawa

OTTAWA -- A search for three missing Ottawa teenagers ended when the bodies of two of the boys were found Thursday night, village police reported.


An agent with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, center, works at a crime scene Thursday with police officers in Ottawa. Ottawa police said the Thursday morning alert about two missing 17-year-old boys and a missing 14-year-old boy was issued after a mother returned to a Putnam County trailer home and found a crime scene.  (AP Photo/The Courier, Randy Roberts)

The third missing teenager, located earlier Thursday in Columbus, told authorities where the bodies were, police said. He was identified by media outlets as Michael Aaron Fay, 17.

Police did not identify the victims Thursday night.

But when an Amber Alert was issued earlier, the three missing boys were reported to be Blake Aaron Romes, 17, Blaine Romes, 14, and Fay, all of Ottawa. The Lima News reported that the Romes boys lived with Fay.

WTOL reported the two bodies were found Thursday night along a county road just outside Ottawa. Village police did not describe the cause of the deaths, but said autopsies would be conducted.

All three boys were reported missing earlier Thursday. An Amber Alert for them was issued, then later canceled.

The Amber Alert was issued after a woman returned home early Thursday to a house trailer at Lot 61 in the Elkcrest trailer park on North Perry Street in Ottawa, and discovered what appeared to be a crime scene. Ottawa police officers were dispatched at 5:31 a.m.

The area around the trailer was roped off, and Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents arrived at the scene.

Thursday afternoon, a silver 2006 Chevy HHR sought in the Amber Alert was found in Columbus. A 17-year-old male was found with the car and was taken into custody, police said.

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn